|Creative attendees that was something we were counting on|
This year I had a great opportunity to be on the other side (together with Jan Zborowski and Pawel Stawicki). I was trainer on "One day with challenging client" training. That's training made by SoftwareMill which main goal was to create similar to real-life case and get attendees involved. On that case we show up traps that team members could be caught. Many of those traps are not the traps set up by "evil client" but by the team itself. On the other hand we demonstrate good practices that make communication with client more efficient. We teach attendees a bunch of simple guidelines that could improve their relations with customer and increase project success rate.
Attendees were really great, all tree teams managed to deliver working solution. On Q&A session we had a great opportunity to talk about everyday problems. I hope that this training will help them in their every day work. It's not a silver bullet but some technics should be useful (I was attendee at this training once and I use them often :-) ) Big thanks to one of the organizers , Adam Chudzik was helping us during the training, his was very eager to help and we really appreciate that.
|My, speaking with passion|
After finishing my workshop I was really tired but event though I took usability training workshop with Mateusz Kaczmarek and Michał Trzaskowski. Workshop was fine and that was nice trip out of my comfort zone. I learned a bit about usability testing. It was nice introduction to the Human-Computer Interaction course that I just started on Coursera.
|Having beer with another Łukasz|
The conference after party was at "Mam ochotę". I met a lot of Java/Scala geeks there and had a change to talk a bit about Scalar. Scalar is our new baby (SoftwareMill's), it's one-day fee Scala conference, that will take place in Warsaw at 05.04.2014. That was a great day but very exhausting.
PS 1. If you enjoy idea of "One day with challenging client", we (SoftwareMill) may run it at your company or conference.
PS 2. Next chance to attend to that training is on AgileByExample 2013 (on this friday)
PS 3. All photos were made by organizers, used by permission. To see Warsjawa 2013 gallery click here