Mike Ramm and RammSoft are organizing an interesting course for Presentation skills.
It’s starting from next week (28 May) and will be conducted in four Tuesday afternoons. This kind of schedule is an interesting decision. It seems to make things easier to arrange for an attendee: 1) No long absence from work; 2) Gives some time for reflection and self-study before moving on to next module of the course.
I believe it would be an interesting and useful experience for me so I signed up for this training.
This year ALE 2013 Unconference will take place in Bucharest, Romaina on 28-30 August 2013.
I’m glad that ALE unconference became a regular event and is even reaching lands quite near our country. (Romania is a neighbour of Bulgaria).
Keynote speakers: Joe Justice, Liz Keogh and Bob Marshall.
Proposals submission for speakers: http://ale2013.alenetwork.eu/call-for-proposals/
The event is an unconference. Anyone can contribute and is good to be prepared with ideas to talk about, and to ask others about their experience in the domains of Agile, Lean and Software Craftsmanship.
Ideas are emerging all the time so best to keep up to date with the source:
Main site of the event: http://ale2013.alenetwork.eu
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/2013-Agile-Lean-European-Unconference/223341781143688
This week I managed to attend a unique event – Leancamp Sofia. It was an Open Space un-conference about Lean startup, Lean, Agile, Kanban, Customer Development, Design, … and other topics. I liked the idea of bringing up in one place all these topics and people interested in them.
While in 2011 there was the Lean Spark 2011 conference in Sofia covering similar subjects – Leancamp is an event with a bit different format and it’s the first time when it’s taking place in Bulgaria. So I was curious to see how an open space event of this scale would work here.
There was no hard pre-agreed agenda: whoever wanted to present something described his talk in ~30 seconds and for a 15-20 minutes in the morning (+ a few minutes around noon for the afternoon) we had a schedule for the day. Four rooms were allocated for the event (in VUZF university).
And it worked quite well actually – there were enough people wishing to host sessions on many interesting topics.
Some sessions were running in parallel which as usual was kind of problematic for me since I couldn’t attend all. There was an initiative geared towards collaborative taking of notes – not a substitute of live attendance but still may help to get idea of “what happened there”.
More info and pictures from the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/142961449222164
There was an indication that there will be more Leancamp events here (next one perhaps ~6 months). Within the organizers is Start It Smart entrepreneurship club so for whoever is interested – perhaps a good way to get notified about similar events is to get in contact with them.
Danko Kovatch will be giving free evening lecture on 28 May 2013.
When: 28 May 2013, 19:00
Where: Festa Sofia Hotel, Bulgaria
Who: Danko Kovatch is a renown agile expert and inspiring speaker and he’ll will be visiting our country by that time for delivering a Management 3.0 Course.
I’ve managed to attend a few such lectures with Danko in past – and it has always been a great experience. Highly recommended!
The event is free and open for anyone interested.
The Spring 2013 Conference of the Bulgarian Oracle Users Group took place in Hissarya from 17th to 19th of May 2013.
As always – it was quite dense event full of interesting presentations on various topics provided by speakers from around the world (including gurus like Tom Kyte, Tim hall and others).
This time I decided to make an experiment and I gave a talk myself: “Test-driven development of database code with DbFit and Oracle Database”.
- Pay attention to remaining time. Ensure time for questions/demos/etc.
- Don’t delve too much into abstract theory
- In case of projector trimming slides – don’t forget it’s possible to resize them
- Live demos are good but still it could be useful to have screen-shots embedded in slides
- Having water is important (Good that organizers have ensured that in advance)