Advanced EventStorming community workshop

Software Circus - Amsterdam
Software Circus - Amsterdam
Public group

Container Solutions B.V.

De Ruijterkade 143 · Amsterdam

How to find us

10 minute walk east from the Central Station. Leaving the central station "from the back" is the fastest route.

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Welcome to Software Circus meetup! This time around we would like to invite you to an EventStorming workshop led by Kenny Baas-Schwegler, Pim Smeets and João Rosa.

This will be an advanced EventStorming Workshop. The event is free of charge, but the attendees are requested to learn the basics of what EventStorming is and how it is conducted.

Venue: Container Solutions - De Ruijterkade 143 · Amsterdam, NH

18:00 - Welcome Drinks & Pizza & Networking
19:00 - EventStorming Workshop by Kenny Baas-Schwegler, Pim Smeets and João Rosa
21:00 - Workshop End & Closing Words

EventStorming for Domain-Driven Design modelling
Creating multiple models for the same problem is one of the more important lessons that Domain-Driven Design teaches us. It is a lot cheaper to quickly iterate over them and throw away less useful prototypes before we even start coding. However, the way agile software teams gain knowledge about what to build is either by the product owner or business analyst serving as a proxy to domain knowledge. Domain knowledge usually ends up as second-hand news in either functional design documents or as user stories in some scrum tools like Jira. Second-hand knowledge is a significant risk when building software. Each time information is transferred just like doing the telephone game, the story is changed, and people make assumptions. Because as Alberto Brandolini said: ‘It is not the domain expert’s knowledge that goes into production; it is the developer’s assumption of that knowledge that goes into production’.

Sharing knowledge is way more effective if we actively collaborate to gain new insights about the problem at hand. There are a lot of tools available to achieve it, but they have a steep learning curve, resulting in most disciplines having their own tool to model in. To solve it, we need visual collaborative modelling to learn between multiple disciplines. EventStorming is a technique that can facilitate visual collaborative modelling between the different disciplines. It is easily learned and empowers continuous knowledge sharing without the need to know a tool.

In this workshop, you will learn the essentials of EventStorming and how it can help you gain the necessary insights you need to deliver quality software. With our newly acquired domain knowledge, we can start modelling multiple models for the same problem with the Domain-Driven Design patterns. This way of visualising gives us the power to quickly iterate over the different models and figure out which will be the best to use. You will end up with the confidence to start your coding journey TDD style!

We look forward to seeing you on the Software Circus!

Code of Conduct

Our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any venue, including talks, workshops, parties related to Software Circus and online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned, expelled from the event at the discretion of the organisers, and if necessary banned from participating in future events.

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Please be advised that the event might be recorded. If you would not like to be recorded, please let us know before the event.

Michal & Roman