One-day workshops happening around the conference at Hotel Grand Pacific (map)

4-Oct-16, 9am to 5pm

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The Art of Refactoring

  • Joshua Kerievsky Gerard Meszaros
  • Joshua Kerievsky - Author of Refactoring to Patterns and creator of Modern Agile
  • Gerard Meszaros - Author of xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code

Code that is difficult to understand, hard to modify and challenging to extend is hazardous to developers, users and organizations. Refactoring, or improving the design of existing code, is one of our greatest defenses against such code. Yet many programmers lack formal training in refactoring. Furthermore, management tends to lack knowledge about the value of refactoring. This one-day workshop is designed to address these needs.

5-Oct-16, 9am to 5pm

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How to get more value out of User Stories

  • Gojko Adzic
  • Gojko Adzic - Author of Specification by Example, Impact Mapping and more

Have you struggled to split user stories into small but valuable chunks? Do you have problems prioritising stories or getting a commitment from business stakeholders on what they want to achieve? Do you have issues deciding when a story is done or how many other stories you really need to achieve a business objective? Are you managing large amounts of stories that are problematic to estimate, prioritise or plan for? If so, join this interactive workshop and bring your product owners and business sponsors to learn how to get the most out of user stories.

8-Oct-16, 9am to 5pm

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Game Thinking

Expert tools & techniques to help you build a better product in less time

  • Amy Jo Kim
  • Amy Jo Kim - Social game designer, community architect and startup coach

Do you want to harness the deep power of games to build a more compelling product? Do you want to leverage the insider gaming techniques that REALLY work - the ones that that actually produce long-lasting hits?