The next half year, I’m scheduled to give the talk “Experience Agile Programming” in Kiev, Gothenburg and Riga. In the presentation, I pair with a local developer and show a coding kata in Java, Ruby or CoffeeScript. After the presentation, I engage the audience in a discussion of what they saw, when they would use it, etc. I might also show a few more programming tricks if time permits and the audience requests it.
If you are a local developer in Kiev, Gothenburg or Riga this could be a chance for you to improve yourself. I’ve got more than ten years of experience with extreme programming practices and chances are you will learn a few tricks that will put a smile on your face. I will practice with you before the conference, and my goal is to make you shine during the presentation. Chances are that your peers will recognize your skills after the conference, so this may help you get some local fame and build your personal brand. Finally, programming as an exercise is great fun and the experience is likely to leave you with a smile on your face.
Here’s what Jussi, who I paired with for #TampereGoesAgile has to say about the experience:
— Jussi Mononen (@agilepoodle) September 18, 2011