Track: Ask Me Anything and Open Space

Location: Times Square, 7th flr.

Day of week: Friday

AMA are an informal gathering for Q&A. Bring your questions for in depth conversations with QCon speakers.

Open Space is a simple way to run productive meetings from 5 to 2000 or more people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organization in everyday practice or extraordinary change. In Open Space sessions, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working sessions around a central theme of strategic importance.

CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

10:35am - 11:25am

AMA w/ Tanya Reilly

AMA are an informal gathering for Q&A. Bring your questions for in depth conversations with our keynote speaeker Tanya Reilly.

Tanya Reilly, Principal Engineer @squarespace
CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

11:50am - 12:40pm

.NET AMA w/ Harry Brumleve, Andrew Stakhov & Michael Stiefel

AMA are an informal gathering for Q&A. Bring your questions for in depth conversations with QCon speakers.

Harry Brumleve, Architect: Solution/Systems (integration focused)
Andrew Stakhov, Sr. Platform Architect @Pivotal
Michael Stiefel,
CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Core Protocols Mini Workshop

Your team can be ten times better.

What does that mean? That means your professional team can accomplish 10x more work, do it with 10x more quality, 10x faster, or with 10x less resources. Your family can be 10x happier. Your school can be 10x more effective at helping people learn. Your community group can be 10x better at making life better for the people it serves. Even you yourself can be 10x more effective at getting what you want.

In other words, you can be great. Your team can be great.

Can you say these things about your teams?

  1. My projects are completed effortlessly on schedule and in budget every time.
  2. Every team I’ve ever been on has shared a vision.
  3. In meetings, we only ever do what will get results.
  4. No one blames “management," or anyone else, if they don’t get what they want.
  5. Everybody shares their best ideas right away.
  6. Ideas are immediately unanimously approved, improved, or rejected by the team.
  7. Action on approved ideas begins immediately.
  8. Conflict is always resolved swiftly and productively.

The Core Protocols are one way to make teams that have these characteristics. In this mini-workshop, we explore an introduction to how Core Protocols work and how you can help your team be great

Harold Shinsato, Agile & Software Craftsmanship Coach
CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

2:55pm - 3:45pm

Code Dojo

In a Coding Dojo workshop, attendees pick from a set of kata challenges, some of which are pre-packaged as Github repo's that they clone and others as a simple description of the requirements. In each case, the Coding Dojo will practice techniques from software like writing unit tests.

A Code Dojo would be a bit of a mini open space, and will organize around small group work. Please bring in their laptops. 

Harold Shinsato, Agile & Software Craftsmanship Coach
CASE STUDY TALK (50 MIN)

4:10pm - 5:00pm

InfoQ AMA w/Humble, Stiefel, Redlich, Bryant & Penchikala

Come chat with the InfoQ editors attending QCon. This informal session is hosted by Charles Humble (the Chief Editor of InfoQ) and includes several editors.

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