Open Space Software Development

A session at ALE 2012

  • Alexandra Klimova
  • Lars Rückemann
  • Marc Clemens

Can we as a (un)conference ship a working product from the first hour to the last hour and that is usable by real users from the very get-go? Are we really that agile? The questions we are asking are: Can we ship working product? Can we ship clean code? Can we run our agile practices to the max?

The application space will be chosen before hand. The aim is that the application is useful to all attendees of the conference so that we can get immediate user feedback. It will be shipped into production on a cloud based platform and will be available for immediate use. The Continuous Integration infrastructure will be set up beforehand to allow the team to focus on building the application itself. The application will be developed from scratch by volunteers from the conference attendees who will contribute as much or as little time as they want. The only thing we ask is that you contribute working code.

The idea is to test our agility to the max. We will attempt to follow as many agile practices as is sensible. Every hour starts with a 2 minute stand-up. And ends with a 5 minute release cycle. It will be developed with as much collaboration as possible in one room or space. We will have a retrospective at the end of each day. We are going to explore other Agile practices such as TDD and Pair Programming.

About the speakers

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Alexandra Klimova
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Lars Rückemann
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Bastian Spanneberg

Engineer at @InstanaHQ. Continuous Delivery and DevOps Guy. Founder/Organizer of @MucDeliverators.

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Marc Clemens

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ALE 2012

Spain Spain, Barcelona

29th31st August 2012

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