MagmaConf Day One Sneak Peek

image alt "For 45 years we've seen our world through the lens of software 'engineering'. Has this central metaphor at the heart of what we do helped or hindered us? Could one of the suggested alternate metaphors help us improve the way we do our jobs?

I believe so. We need to start thinking about cultivating software projects.

This talk will challenge the 'engineering' metaphor and highlight how it has constrained us. You'll see the impact of changing to a radical way of thinking, which has led to a different way of growing software projects. By the end you'll want to move from a linear assembly line model of software to a more organic process."

Let's get ready to rumble! 2 to 3 rounds: MV* stack VS Rails 4 omakase.

Mexican lucha libre is a bit different from any other wrestling leagues. In Mexico, there are 2 groups: the Rudos (as in rough or tough) and the Técnicos (the good guys, the ones who follow rules and always use technical measures to win a fight).

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During rumbles, these groups are managed by the referees. Each fight has 2 refs, and sometimes, one of them has a certain degree of preference towards the Rudos. They tend to ignore low blows, they look the other way then they are using a chair to hit the other person’s head, or just miscount the 3 seconds when the Rudo’s back is flat on the ring.

Confirmed Keynotes

These two extraordinary ladies have accepted the challenge!

Desi McAdam

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Desi is one of the cofounders of DevChix, an international organization of female software developers, and she loves Ruby. She is also active in the RailsBridge community and spreads the word of diversity. During the last MagmaConf she coordinated the first @RailsBridgeMx workshop.

Announcing our Third Keynoter!

We have awesome news to share! Fred George, a developer at Outpace Systems, has agreed to join Desi McAdams and Sandi Metz as our third Keynote speaker! We've experienced firsthand some of his awesome talks about Programmer Anarchy, and other Agile and Business, so we know we need to prepare for even more awesomeness in June!

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Here’s a little bit more about Fred:

Fred George has been writing code for over 45 years in (by his count) over 70 languages. He has delivered projects and products throughout his career, and in the last decade alone, has worked in the US, India, China, and the UK. He started ThoughtWorks University in Bangalore, India, based on a commercial programming training program he developed in the 90’s. An early adopter of OO and Agile, Fred continues to impact the industry with his leading edge ideas, most recently advocating MicroService Architectures and flat team structures (under the moniker of Programmer Anarchy). Oh, and he still writes code!