Events - Archive - 2017

A quick log of the events I visited/held/participated in to continuously get a better programmer in 2017.

JUG Thueringen

JUG – Git Object Database

Benjamin (@dataduke) invited me to this meetup to present my Git Internals talk. Thanks to KeywebAG for hosting us, great location and service.

Lesson learned:
All in all great evening. Location, organization and moderation, the entire package. Amazing how much work Benjamin, Jonas, Carsten and the team put into these events, and it paid off. The room was literally bursting at the seams.

Meetup: Git Analysis & Internals, GitHub Insights
Video: jugthde Meetup: Git Internals

Nov 28, 2017

Global Day of Code Retreat 2017

Together with Urs Metz, I again facilitated the Global Day of Code Retreat in Karlsruhe. Thanks to @petfic for hosting us at FiduciaGAD.

Lesson learned:
A room full of coders, makes me eager to code. Next year, I'm gonna participate and code!

Blog: Global Day of Code Retreat 2017 in Karlsruhe
Activity: Global Day of Code Retreat in Karlsruhe

Nov 18, 2017

OpenSAP Course: Sketching Basics for IT Business

As part of my continuous learning efforts I finished this MOOC course. Sketching seamed like a neat little skill to have. Again a great, but shallow introduction (with a rather random sidetrack on responsive design).

Lesson learned:
Learning and following some basic rules is a great way to get started on sketching. But more important is constant doing and trying!

Certificate: Record of Achievement

Oct 13, 2017

Busconf 2017

Two full days of open space in Rückersbach (near Aschaffenburg) Friday and Saturday. Lightning Talks to start things of on Thursday.

Lesson learned:
Awesome group and energy! First time I managed to make particular use of the "open" part of the OpenSpace, spending the whole Saturday afternoon on my reducer implementation, totally unplanned. Thanks Nicole!

Takeaways: My Takeaways from Busconf 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Cpp UG

CppUG – Git Object Database

The C++ User Group in Karlsruhe asked me to present my Git Internals talk at one of their upcoming events.

Lesson learned:
There is always something new to learn, this time was all destruction. So for example create a circular dependency with tree objects pointing at each other. And don't forget: "xxd - make a hexdump or do the reverse."

Link: Meetup Event
Video: KIT Webcast: CppUG – Git Object Database

Jul 12, 2017
XP Days

XP Days Germany

I volunteered to help the review process. The XP Days programm committees target is to have all proposed sessions reviewed at least twice.

Lesson learned:
Very interesting to judge sessions based on their excerpt. Makes it very clear what to write in your own session proposals. Also, Conftool has still a long way to go in terms of user experience.

Link: XP Days Germany 2017
Reviews: Review-Dashboard

May 31, 2017
Logo Entwicklertag Karlsruhe

Entwicklertag Karlsruhe 2017

This time around I moderated the Softwerkskammer track, Monday afternoon, three sessions. Other than that, the typicall mix of sessions with spectactular names but shallow content and the other way around.

Lesson learned:
Again a great way to connect with the community, colleagues and friends.

May 22, 2017

OpenSAP Course: Software Design for Non-Designers

As part of my continuous learning efforts I finished this MOOC course. User-Experience wasn't a big part of my studies and this course provided for a great, but shallow, introduction to this topic.

Lesson learned:
The practical design challenge was a great assignment to actually apply what we learned in the weeks before. The peer review was rather random though.

Certificate: Record of Achievement

Apr 17, 2017

Talk: React-Redux Test-Strategy

I gave a talk about the React-Redux and possible testing strategies. The hands-on demo was based on my private play-around project Favourite Movie List.

Blog: Blog-"2017-01-11 React-Redux Test-Strategy"
Activity: 65. Treffen der Softwerkskammer Karlsruhe

Jan 11, 2017