• Mini-Coderetreat, Refactoring Kata
    Target Audience: Software developers Code Retreat (http://coderetreat.org) is a day-long coding dojo where you enter a safe environment to try stuff out, make mistakes and learn with others. It’s a breathing space where the focus is not on delivering solutions, but rather on being aware of what you actually do when you produce code, and how to improve that process. [1] Since we don't have one full day, we miniaturized it and thus, Mini-CodeRetreat. The exercise is Tennis Refactoring Kata (https://github.com/emilybache/Tennis-Refactoring-Kata). It comes with code and test in various programming languages. The goal is to improve the code by removing code smells and apply design principles where it fits. ### Pre-requisites You're expected to code! =) Please study the code (check if it has your preferred language), bring your laptop with favourite development environment along with the code repository set up. If the test passed, it means you're ready for the session. Please bring your Identity Card along to exchange pass for entering the building. Registration is strictly closed by 17 September. ### Agenda We'll do a maximum of 3 rounds of 25 mins each and switch pairs every round. Please be on time! 6:45pm - Drinks and snacks 7:00pm - Short Introduction to Refactoring 7:15pm - Round 1 7:40pm - Retrospective, break & switch pairs 7:50pm - Round 2 8:15pm - Retrospective, break & switch pairs 8:25pm - Round 3 8:50pm - Retrospective and closing Co-facilitators: Yew Chee Soon and Stanly Lau [1] The Coding Dojo Handbook by Emily Bache https://leanpub.com/codingdojohandbook

    Ministry of Manpower

    18 Havelock Road, 059764 · Singapore

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  • YOW! Singapore 2018
    This year's YOW! conference is closest to an Agile conference you can find in Singapore given the impressive line up of speakers. To find out more, please visit https://www.yowconference.sg

    Credit Suisse

    Wealth Institute, Level 2, North Tower, One Raffles Link · Singapore

  • Agile: past, present, future!
    Do you want to know: - where Agile comes from? - what is the current situation about Agile in Singapore and worldwide? - exchange ideas on Agile trends and future? Come and join us at this meetup to learn more and share your thoughts! This session will be held in fishbowl format, where the main discussion is happening in the circle of 4 people formed and continuously renovating with the larger group of participants. Learn more about fishbowl here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishbowl_(conversation) Who should attend: Anyone interested in Agile not limiting to CEO, Transformation leads, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers, etc.

    GovTech@Hive

    1 Fusionopolis View, #08-0 Sandcrawler Singapore 138577 · S138577

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  • Facilitating Effective Retrospectives by Lyn Wong
    Retrospectives help teams reflect, learn, and improve. In this interactive session, let’s look at how we can facilitate effective retrospectives, involve everyone in the meeting to generate more ideas and get more value out of them. Target audience Not limited to developers, testers, designers, managers, Scrum Masters, Agile coaches Special mention Thanks to Titansoft for sponsoring this event! Agenda 6.45pm – Drinks and social 7.15pm – Session starts 9.15pm – End About Lyn Wong Lyn is an International Association of Facilitators (IAF) CertifiedTM Professional Facilitator, an Executive Coach and a Team Coach. An accomplished and committed professional, Lyn has to her credit, multiple certifications in team and professional assessment tools which she employs with great success in her work with clients. She has an avid interest in people, team and organization development and operates primarily on the value of collaboration, co-creation and collective approach through alignment and engagement in achieving strategic objectives. Be it coaching, facilitation, learning & development or organization development work, she is facilitative and collaborative in her approach. She has worked with clients across various industries in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Clients describe her as engaging, supportive, patient and inquisitive. They are appreciative of her style in engaging the participants, harnessing the voices of the participants, and creating a safe environment for group learning and group ownership of the learning experience.

    Titansoft

    Cid Building, 90 Eu Tong Sen St Level 5 · Singapore

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  • Mini-Coderetreat, Refactoring Kata
    Target Audience: Software developers Code Retreat (http://coderetreat.org) is a day-long coding dojo where you enter a safe environment to try stuff out, make mistakes and learn with others. It’s a breathing space where the focus is not on delivering solutions, but rather on being aware of what you actually do when you produce code, and how to improve that process. [1] Since we don't have one full day, we miniaturized it and thus, Mini-CodeRetreat. The exercise is Tennis Refactoring Kata (https://github.com/emilybache/Tennis-Refactoring-Kata). It comes with code and test in various programming languages. The goal is to improve the code by removing code smells and apply design principles where it fits. ### Pre-requisites You're expected to code! =) Please study the code (check if it has your preferred language), bring your laptop with favourite development environment along with the code repository set up. If the test passed, it means you're ready for the session. Please bring your Identity Card along to exchange pass for entering the building. Registration is strictly closed by 12 July. ### Agenda We'll do a maximum of 3 rounds of 25 mins each and switch pairs every round. Please be on time! 6:45pm - Drinks and snacks 7:00pm - Short Introduction to Refactoring 7:15pm - Round 1 7:40pm - Retrospective, break & switch pairs 7:50pm - Round 2 8:15pm - Retrospective, break & switch pairs 8:25pm - Round 3 8:50pm - Retrospective and closing [1] The Coding Dojo Handbook by Emily Bache https://leanpub.com/codingdojohandbook

    Ministry of Manpower

    18 Havelock Road, 059764 · Singapore

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  • Bikablo Visual Facilitation by Jaya Machet
    ### Abstract How do you then relay your work or thoughts through visualization? The Bikablo technique is based on 10+ years of practical experience and Martin Hausmann the founder of Bikablo, has developed a universally applicable visual language that anyone can learn. No artistic talent is needed. In Agile it helps to make our work visual as it allows agile teams to communicate better and find solutions faster. We find that hand-drawn visualisation has become an elementary tool for many Scrum teams. You may already be creating visuals for kick-offs, daily standup meetings, reviews or retrospectives. Come join us for the upcoming Bikablo meetup where you get to explore and learn, by combining 120 Bikablo visual icons to create new meaning or just customize your own! This meetup is open to everyone, regardless of your drawing skills. You will get the opportunity to try out the Neuland Markers, used by graphic recorders worldwide, to ensure your drawings look the best. Please make sure you register to make sure we have enough materials to go around for everyone! ### About Jaya Machet Jaya Machet is a bikablo® certified global trainer. Jaya combines executive coaching and facilitation with visual thinking. She believes in the power of visuals and incorporates them into her work. She has seen the positive impact of visuals on the participants and how bikablo techniques open the door to visual thinking and dialogue. She loves the structured bikablo approach which enables everyone to make their work more visual. Jaya has a strong foundation of 20+ years in senior management positions in the corporate world. She thrives in cross-cultural environments and is passionate about learning and growth. Jaya conducts bikablo® visual facilitation training sessions in Singapore and would be delighted to connect with you to answer any questions you may have. https://alllinedup.biz/collections/upcoming-workshops ### Agenda 7:00pm Networking with refreshments 7:30pm Presentation 8:00pm Discussion 9:00pm End

    ThoughtWorks Singapore

    18 Cross Street, #11-08 China Square Central, Singapore 048423 · Singapore

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  • DevOps is DevO̸p̸s̸ by Chai Feng
    ### Abstract DevOps is a popular buzzword these days. But what does it mean for software development and operations points of view? Is there a difference in technical skills of people who focus mostly on development or operations? Developers are becoming more and more familiar with technical practices like TDD and refactoring and modern tools like Jenkins and Cucumber. Such practices and tools help them write better code. For operations, it seems like there are only modern tools like Ansible and Docker, and little focus on good technical practices. Do sysadmins only like to discover new tools? More and more people recognize the value of full-stack engineers and cross-functional teams. We hear about continuous delivery, continuous deployment, continuous integration. It may indicate different activities performed by different people, but they are very closely related. All software projects contain both application code and operations and maintenance scripts. Everything is just code and must be treated in the same way. When teams try to adopt DevOps without treating operations scripts with the same diligence as software code, they will usually face problems. Introducing new modern tools like Ansible and Kubernetes cannot solve those problems automatically. This presentation is about another perspective on DevOps and how to avoid those problems. It is split into three parts: 1. Why Dev and Ops are the same things 2. Which problems disappear when you consider Dev and Ops as the same thing 3. How to do a better DevOps adoption ### About Chai Feng Chai Feng is a software developer and a technical coach at Odd-e. He has over 15 years of programming experience as well as leading technical teams. He is also experienced in Unix and Linux systems, IT operations, automated testing (mobile/web/desktop) and continuous delivery. Since he joined Odd-e in 2014, he shares his experience as a coach by helping teams to develop better engineering practices such as Test-driven development, Specification by Examples, Refactoring, Continuous Integration, etc. More recently he has also been helping teams to adopt DevOps practices. He has worked on product development in various industries including banking, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, education, and government. He has built embedded applications, mobile communication gateway, web and mobile applications. ### Agenda 7:00pm Networking with refreshments 7:30pm Presentation 8:00pm Discussion 9:00pm End

    Credit Suisse, Wealth Institute

    Level 2 North Tower, One Raffles Link · 039393

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  • Open Space: Responding to Change
    Please register at https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/agile-open-space-at-the-curve-tickets-44399254365 to attend the event. Join us at DBS Agile Meet Ups' first interactive participant-driven event this April! This session dubbed as Agile Open Space is an event that lets participants talk, share, show and tell about anything Agile. Whoever comes are the right people. Wherever it happens is the right place. Whenever it starts is the right time. Whatever happens is the only thing that could happen. When it’s over it’s over. Theme of the Open Space will be "Responding to Change - sharing experiences and stories". Who should attend: * Agile Coaches * Agile Champions * Scrum Masters * Product Owners * Anyone interested in agile topics Please register at https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/agile-open-space-at-the-curve-tickets-44399254365 to attend the event.

    The Curve

    2 Changi Business Park Crescent L1 DBS Asia Hub Annex · Singapore

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  • Open Space (Journey towards agile from traditional/waterfall development)
    ************* DATE CHANGED to 15 March to avoid conflict with a related event. ************* It has been a long time since the last Open Space! The theme this time is "Journey towards agile from traditional/waterfall development". Apart from Prudential being our venue sponsor (thank you!), this is a topic they resonate. We invite people of various roles (developer, HR, manager, designer, executives etc.) to share stories of their journey experience. Anyone who is starting their journey or interested in the topic is welcome too! Agenda 7:00pm - Drinks and snacks 7:30pm - Open Space facilitator to introduce Open Space, invite attendees to generate topics and schedule timetable 8:00pm - Breakout to topic sessions (2 time slots, 25 mins each session) 9:00pm - Convene for topics insights 9:30pm - End About Open Space You may find out more about the Open Space Technology facilitation here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology

    Prudential Amphitheatre

    7 Straits View, #07-01 Marina One East Tower · Singapore

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  • Similarities of playing guitar and coding + Fishbowl
    About This time we have a lightning talk by Daiki, a Japanese software developer from Tokyo sharing with us the similarities he experienced from playing guitar and programming, followed by a fishbowl discussion of topics derived from the audience. Bio Daiki Kanai is from Japan and has been developing software for 5 years mainly on Ruby. He works for Pastoral Dog, a software development company. He also loves Test Driven Development, has a music band (Fukiage) and has been playing the guitar mostly on jazz for 10 years. Special mention Thanks to Titansoft for sponsoring this event! Agenda 7:00pm - Drinks and social 7:30pm - Lightning talk starts 8:00pm - Fishbowl discussion 9:00pm - End

    Titansoft

    Cid Building, 90 Eu Tong Sen St Level 5 · Singapore

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