On December 2, I will give a keynote at the Software Evolution @ Lille event. This is a research-oriented event bringing together three different workshops around the topic of software evolution.
This keynote will be an evolved version of the one I previously held at ECOOP 2014 and will be placed within the context of software evolution research.
Software evolution was laid out as a field several decades ago. I still remember that in my very first workshop I got to meet Meir Lehman, the parent of this field who together with László Bélády coined the now famous laws of software evolution. While I think great things came from this field, I believe we now need a different perspective. In a way, the field of software evolution tends to take a stand similar to ecology: it studies the phenomenon without influencing it much, or not at all. However, the rate and the way in which software gets developed, requires us to take a stand and actively influence the actual course of our future. Hence, the need for software environmentalism.
On November 25 I will have the pleasure of giving a session from my Steering agile architecture series at the Agile Breakfast Bern. We’ll be talking about how to test architecture and how to get a team of people produce a cohesive result.
On September 14, starting with 18:00, I will have the pleasure of giving a talk on Steering agile architecture at the GOTO Night event organized by Trifork in Zurich.
The event will also feature a Lean Coffee session with Jeff Sutherland. The event is free of charge. Please register on the event page.
On September 2, I will hold a session at the annual Lean Agile Scrum conference on the topic of Storytelling in a technical world. This year, the conference is about "Im Team zum Erfolg", and I am happy that the organizers saw storytelling as a significant part of what makes a team work.
In this one hour session we will play with various facets of stories and with how they can change the perspective.
On September 3, I will have the pleasure to give a workshop on Storytelling in a technical world at the /ch/open Workshop Tage.
This is the first incarnation of the storytelling course in a public setting. I must admit this is quite exciting given that it is pretty much the only workshop from the Workshop Tage that will focus on non-technical aspects of software development.