FLASHBACK FRIDAY: XP CONFERENCE INDIA 2015

 

India’s first XP Conference, which is an International Conference on XP Methods, hosted by Volunteers and the community at large, witnessed an audience of technology enthusiasts that included industry experts, seasoned developers and practitioners on agile and XP software development methodologies.

The mission of the XP conference in India is to further the state of coding, design and testing for software development by providing a forum where software developers can share and learn about practices such as XP, Clean Code and Continuous Delivery and many such themes.

As expected the journey of the XP Conference India began with considerable excitement, with a full house of 180+ attendees from 50+ MNC organizations including Honeywell, Society Generele, Cisco, Intuit, Hitachi, Mindtree, ABB, TCS, Valtech, Brady Corp, Infosys and many more, and twenty-odd awesome speakers, handpicked by a panel of subject matter experts. The talks, workshops and discussions were on and around Clean Code, Refactoring, Code Smells, Continuous Delivery, TDD, BDD and other coding and design practices used by Agile Teams.

The atmosphere was electric and what made it even better was the energy and enthusiasm of the participants who flocked from different parts of the country just to be part of this clean code extravaganza.

Day-1 took off with a keynote by John Rudd, President – SolutionsIQ Inc. on the future of Software development and how XP can help Developers thrive. The first half of the day had talks presented by our speakers. Rest of the day was well spent on keyboard driven coding workshops on Node.js, J2EE and Dot.Net; happening simultaneously on three different tracks. The day was wrapped up with a common demo session on the learnings from the three workshops.

Day-2 carried interesting talks and keyboard based demos and discussions on varied topics around  the event’s theme Clean code to Continuous Delivery. You can find the full agenda in the Schedule page with all the talks and sessions covered during the two days. The last session of the event was a panel discussion with guest speakers who represented Top Management, Development Teams and Human Resources departments. The  very unusual topic – ‘I’m a developer, I’m not getting married!’, unfolded in front of a curious crowd; it explored the cultural and management aspects that influence a developer and the overall organization.

The two-day affair ends with a retrospective session on the takeaways & learnings from the event and a promise to come back next year in an even bigger and better avatar!

MEMORIES FROM THE EVENT

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