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RailsBridge NYC

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I am a coder and hiring manager for Rails developers. I am father of a daughter who aspires to a career in science and technology. For both reasons, I am grateful that there are programs like RailsBridge that introduce Ruby and Ruby on Rails to women interested in the technology and hopefully, a career in software development. Bianca Rodrigues provides a nice, brief description of the RailsBridge NYC workshop June 6th. It was great to meet other newbie Ruby developers … Read More

Presentation: Agile Values, Innovation and the Shortage of Women Software Developers

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Ken Judy Agile Values Innovation And The Shortage Of Women Software Developers.Shared View more PowerPoint from kenjudy Presentation notes: http://khj.me/KLKm0u Judy, K.H.; , “Agile Values, Innovation and the Shortage of Women Software Developers,” System Science (HICSS), 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on , vol., no., pp.5279-5288, 4-7 Jan. 2012 doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2012.92 Abstract: The percentage of women software developers in the U.S. has declined from 42% in 1987 to less than 25% today. This is in a software/internet marketplace where women … Read More

How values create change from small networks to large

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Agile is not about doing “Agile” things. It is about continually improving ourselves, our teams and our organizations to create better software for our customers and our end users. ??If we embrace that on a wide scale, we will recognize we are driving away an incredibly valuable source of talent and an incredibly valuable contribution in our effort to create products relevant to over half of our end users.??

Antidote the diving catch culture of heroics and privileged roles

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A diving catch implies a single set of eyes on code. It implies haste and a need for emergency intervention, i.e. poor quality. Emergency code is not unit tested, it is not elegant. It also implies a team that is not pulling together to deliver the goals of their iteration.

Antidote to hostile workplaces and the alpha geek

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Agilists should be a voice in opposition to the alpha male in their midst and here’s why: “The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.” Not chest thumping individuals.