Interesting talk, but I got a bit suprised at first, because the subject of the talk was not as announced.
The title was "The flight of the startup", where he used an airplane trying to get off the ground as a metaphor for startup companies. New ideas he have had lately trying to get JUnit Max off the ground. He connected the ideas to "lean startup".
People who left half way through, at the beer pause, were probably disappointed, but in the last part of the talk he really managed to connect the lines to lean and XP practices and I got some important new and unexpected insights on when and how to use XP and when not to in a general project.
Just hearing Kent Beck stating the following made the evening: "There is a time not to write programs. programs would slow you down while taxiing (on the runway). Paper prototypes are just fine."
He cited Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton as an inspiration:
0 · June 18, 2009
Great, interesting and thoughtprovoking presentation. He had some of really nice and unexpected surprises (especially coming from him!). It was very nice to hear his pragmatic approach and view to method - in context! I look forward to both hearing and reading much more about these talks as his startup goes along!
0 · June 18, 2009
Hva med John Dee f.ex? De tar 400, og 170 + 138 på venteliste = 308 = pretty good. Ser ikke ut som det skjer noe der på 17. juni heller. Og vet ikke hvordan dere dekker leie av lokale, men tipper de fleste kan betale en slant for å høre Kent.
Eller hva med dere andre på ventelista, som er bedre kjent i oslo enn meg? Kan dere hoste opp noen forslag?
0 · June 4, 2009
Vi har ikke funnet et større ledig lokale med sentral beliggenhet og servering
0 · May 31, 2009