Linda Rising – Elegance in Programming

Why is elegance important in programming? How to identify it? And how does a math notion of elegance apply to programs? This is an excerpt from a longer conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Linda Rising. Watch the whole video here: https://youtu.be/cjA6tYYqt-E Linda Rising is an independent software consultant who started as a scientist. She has …

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The secret origin of strong-style pairing with Llewellyn Falco

Many discoveries happen by mistake. It turns out that strong style pairing was discovered by mistake by Llewellyn Falco. This is an excerpt from a longer conversation with Llewellyn. Llewellyn Falco is an Agile Technical Coach specializing in Legacy Code and Test Driven Development. He is the creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests …

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You Are Bad at Anything You Don’t Practice

Did you ever think that a colleague was so much better than you at something because they were born this way? Chances are, they practiced that skill, often without realizing it. In this focused chat we talk about our experiences learning and practicing various skills, and give some advice on how to get better at …

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What to do when your manager doesn’t pay for your trainings? Role Playing with Erik Talboom

Playing the role of the programmer whose manager doesn’t pay for trainings to get advice from Erik. This video is part of a longer conversation. Erik Talboom is a facilitator, coach, trainer, software crafter and infinite gamer. He is co-organizing the SoCraTes Belgium community and currently works as a Software Configuration Manager for a medical …

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Gerard Meszaros Weird Bug

The story of one of the weirdest bug encountered by Gerard Meszaros. This video is an excerpt from a longer conversation. Find the first part here: Gerard Meszaros is an agile software development consultant, trainer, author and semi-frequent conference speaker. He is well known for his book “XUnit Test Patterns” https://www.amazon.com/xUnit-Test-Patterns-Refactoring-Code/dp/0131495054, for his contribution to …

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Felienne Hermans on Heidi

What would make a good programming language for learning? Find out more about Heidi, a language inspired by Felienne’s research. This is an excerpt from a longer conversation with Felienne Hermans. You can find the whole conversation here: https://youtu.be/CPVN2QO6TK0 Felienne Hermans is an associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden …

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The hardest part of science with Felienne Hermans

What is the hardest part of science? And how does it apply to software development? This is an excerpt from a longer conversation with Felienne Hermans. You can find the whole conversation here: https://youtu.be/CPVN2QO6TK0 Felienne Hermans is an associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University, where she heads the …

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Armagan Amcalar on Hiring for Software Development

This is an excerpt from a longer conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Armagan Amcalar. You can find the full video here: https://youtu.be/atRkRQbLI5Q Armagan Amcalar is a leader, entrepreneur, programmer, public speaker, musician and software architect. You can learn more about him on his website https://arm.ag/, on twitter https://twitter.com/dashersw and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/armaganamcalar/.

Prof. Roger Kneebone on Forming Experts

How do experts form? We discuss about this and more with Prof. Dr. Roger Kneebone, author of “Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery” and a long time curious investigator of expertise in different domains. We share stories from our different domains and compare experiences, in a conversation that passed so quickly that we want to …

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Sheen Brissals: Why Was Serverless Used at LEGO Group?

Why did the LEGO group start using serverless? This is an excerpt from a longer conversation with Sheen Brissals, watch it here: https://youtu.be/QmHCOb97feA Sheen Brisals is an AWS Serverless Hero. In his current role as a Senior Engineering Manager at The LEGO Group, Sheen’s focus is on architecting and building Serverless solutions. Sheen has held …

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