Sunday, January 14, 2024

Good talks/podcasts (Jan 2024 I)


These are the best podcasts/talks I've seen/listened to recently:
  • Big Transitions in Small Steps (Kent Beck) [Agile, Software Design, Technical Practices] [Duration: 0:59:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Very deep ideas about how to make any kind of huge technical change using small and incremental changes. This part of the core of agile... Vertical slicing to make changes in small (low risk) steps.
  • Laloux Culture Model and Agile (AgileForAll) [Agile, Company Culture, Culture, Inspirational, Lean] [Duration: 0:09:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) An overview of Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations and how it relates to Lean and Agile Adoption.
  • Compliance standards should be modern development practices (Charity Majors) [Compliance, Engineering Culture, Security] [Duration: 0:37:00] Great talk in which Charity explains how to maintain good engineering practices in regulated environments while meeting the corresponding compliance requirements. The talk doesn't have a high level of detail, but provides ideas for a general approach.
  • Paul Akers - How to apply lean thinking to your business for success (Paul Akers) [Lean, Lean Manufacturing] [Duration: 0:57:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Very interesting conversation with Paul Akers who speaks from experience on how to apply lean thinking and continuous improvement.
  • A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer to Technical Decision-Making (Charity Majors) [Engineering Culture, Technical leadership] [Duration: 0:41:00] (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Fun and interesting talk about the context and process for making technical decisions. Very good ideas. The talk is a few years old, but the ideas are still very valid. Charity talks about how to decide to introduce new technologies, the cost of maintaining them, the importance of migrations, failure modes, etc.
  • Solomon Hykes Discusses Dagger, DevOps, and Docker (Solomon Hykes) [Continuous Delivery, Developer Productivity, Devex, Operations] [Duration: 0:43:00] Interesting podcast about the current problems of CI/CD pipelines and how they aim to solve them from Dagger. There are also interesting opinions from the perspective of creating technical products geared towards developers and about the development experience.
Reminder: All of these talks are interesting, even just listening to them.


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