Programmers come in all kinds and sizes. But we’ve found that there is one major distinction that keeps us from working together: attitude. Optimistic programmers tend to come up with solutions quickly, while not always respecting the problem. Pessimistic programmers tend to come up with questions quickly, while not always respecting simpler solutions.
Working together can be difficult. But by explicitly diverging and converging we can find respect for each other and what we have to bring to the table. By working together we find better solutions than we could be working alone.
### What are we going to do ###
We will group up in teams of four or five, in so-called mobs, and work on a case study in pomodoro’s. We will first diverge, to give the optimists their moment in the spotlight, where they can create tempo and get some things done. Then we will converge and give the pessimists the power, where they can refine and get things done well. If you’re not sure what your attitude is, then we will help you discover it.
We will be helping MeetInc. Their current implementation of what a meetup is, is sorely lacking. And the business has come with new rules. We will use this opportunity to make the code reflect the domain of meetups better.
Your exact mission, should you choose to accept it, is available on GitHub at https://github.com/procurios/diconvergent …. And fear not, you are not alone. Your team is there with you, as are the business experts, who can answer all of your questions.
* Refactoring anemic models to useful domain concepts
* Divergence and convergence
## Agenda ##
17:30 - 18:30: Walk-in + drinks
18:30 - 19:15: diner*
19:15 - 21:30/45: Start Hands-on part
21:30 - 22:00: Retrospective
22:00 - 22:30: Drinks
* If you have any diet wishes please leave a message.
About the Speakers:
Pim has been a developer-for-hire for over a decade and a professional developer any time soon now. With over half that time spent working with scrum at Procurios, the agile mindset has really clicked for me. Technology will always be a passion of his, but with more experience his focus has shifted to people. He is enthusiastic, has a loud mouth and is professionally stubborn.