Monday, December 12, 2022

Mini TejonesConf 2022 / Honey Badger team gathering

It's been almost three years since we last gathered as a small group of friends for a (reduced) TejonesConf. This time, with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to prioritize reconnecting with the original Honey Badger team and some special guests. We wanted to enjoy each other's company and be able to have intimate, in-person conversations.

As in previous TejonesConfs, we decided to use the open space format for this edition. Due to the small size of our group, we opted for a single track to allow for more focused discussions and deeper conversations. As always, the open space format proved to be a success, providing us with a minimal structure that allowed us to share experiences and spend a lot of time enjoying each other's company.

During the conference, we still managed to share some interesting experiences and insights. We discussed topics like observability and the transition from unstructured logs to structured events, lean software development and the importance of deferring commitment, the challenges of Kubernetes packaging, and the differences between clean architecture and vertical slice architecture. We also touched on product development through experimentation.

As always, the format allowed for some great conversations during lunch and breaks. We discussed issues like power dynamics in pair programming, the toxicity of certain corporate cultures, and the challenges facing our profession.

It was an absolute pleasure to reconnect with old friends and catch up on each other's lives. While we couldn't get the entire group together due to logistical limitations, it was wonderful to spend time with those who could make it. Some of us even continued the conversation over dinner.

Until next time, friends!

BTW Thanks to Nextail for allowing us to use their offices and to Fran for managing it.


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