Hi 👋 welcome to a new post. Today, I’m going to describe my experiences at the “Katurday” sessions held by the XPUG Bergamo group. The events are called Katurday because we perform a kata on one Saturday morning every month. It’s a great way to code and learn with other people 😃. What is a kata? Typical developer performing a kata “Kata” is a term borrowed from martial arts. It refers to “a detailed choreographed pattern of movements made to be practiced alone, but can also be reviewed within groups and in unison when training” (Wikipedia).
Hi 👋 welcome to a new post! Today I’m going to post a little summary of my experience at the XPUGBg meetup I attended at the end of January. This time, the talk was “eXtreme Collaborative Codebase” by Alessio Coser. What is a collaborative codebase? Alessio started his talk with a question: what does it mean to collaborate in a codebase for you? What does it take to do it? What are the practices we can use to “work well”?
Hi 👋 and welcome to a new post! In my 2022 review, I said that one of my goals for 2023 was to participate more in communities (meetups, conferences and so on). Well, as a first step to achieving that goal, I attended a meetup hosted by eDreams ODIGEO (here) on January 24th. For the inauguration of their Milan Hub, eDreams hosted Sandro Mancuso for his talk “A Case for Outside-In Design”, in which he proposes a set of practices and techniques to make business and technology meet when designing and extending a system.
Hi! 👋 Today I will write about a meetup I attended this December, hosted by XPUGBg (Extreme Programming User Group Bergamo). The XPUGBg is an association promoting and organizing events related to extreme programming in the Bergamo region. In this meetup, the guests (Marco Consolaro and Alessandro Di Gioia from Alcor Academy) performed a live mob programming session with the audience, to solve the mars rover kata. We learned how to do mob programming, and how the Outside-In TDD approach works.