3 big items for 2020!

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Hi all! I have three things: I'll be speaking at the Write the Docs in January on "Pomodoro and Agile are Chocolate and Peanut Butter", how how these two feedback techniques fit together really well.With luck my talk for PyBeach (February) will be approved. I'll be speaking on "Developers Eat Last" -- devs should work on things in a top-down manner, focusing on business value, to ensure devs always work on cool stuff which makes it to production.My book, currently untitled, is now taking shape! I've talked about T-Shaped Development, Feedback Loops, Testing Pyramid, and Agile Quadrants for quite a while now, and it's time to integrate and publish all this wisdom in one volume. As part of this I recorded my first podcast(!), with Jason Williscroft, which is currently…
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Testing in DevOps

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Here's the slides, in Googledoc. This page is http://bit.ly/jta-testing-devops And, some cats, illustrating the difference between the sweet languid life of Developers writing code with the ease of taking care of a plant, vs feeding the hungry wild beast of Production. Above: my buddy Andrey showing how cats use Multivariate Analysis to minimize error functions leading to better business outcomes. For values of "cats" equalling "Machine Learning" :)
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Appearances June 2018

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hi all!  Here are upcoming events at which I'll be speaking- 6/7: private event, talking about Infrastructure as Code on a panelThis is going to be fun! I haven't spoken on a panel before. The audience is a bit different, C-level executives. I won't have any slides filled with dense code, but I will have a cat t-shirt. My goal is to sip wine, be quiet, and support my fellow speakers.- 6/14 at Testable LA, I'll be talking about the Testing Pyramid and Feedback Loops.  Feel free to come by and say hi! Meetup link => Testable LA: Monthly MeetupThis talk is an expansion of my Platonic Solids of Quality work. In this update I'll skim over the Testing Pyramid, then enumerate the different Feedback patterns we use to write code but also…
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Appearances in October

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Hi all! I love helping people.  For this month I'll be at these locations: - 10/18: Mentorship Night with Girl Develop It LA! This event helps intro developers gain confidence and industry knowledge, so they can make awesome stuff and/or get jobs.  I've had great fun volunteering for Girl Develop It the last two years, and am curious about extending my time to the Learn Teach Code group. - 10/24: October meetup at Coding Dojo in Burbank I've been attending to and speaking at the Socal Python group for years. As of this year I'm also coordinating. The people are so friendly and open! It's fun just to hang out with such easy and mellow people month after month, even when discussing esoteric technical topics. This month one talk is on Bokeh,…
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Videos! For “Platonic Solids of Quality” and “Functional Programming and Django QuerySets”

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I've been remiss in posting my videos.  The last two talks went really well- Platonic Solids of QualityAs people who produce awesome stuff, there are a lot of tools we can use to work less and simplify our workflow. This talk introduces many techniques from Agile Testing and other sources so we can all do more things faster.- Functional Programming and Django QuerySetsThis talk is a quick overview of Python iterators and why to use them, then combining iterators in Functional Programming (vs procedural and object oriented programming). Lastly I show how to use these ideas in order to better understand and test Django QuerySets.I have another talk video somewhere, but it's about using Selenium for testing and thus has rather a bit of profanity in it.  No link.Thanks to…
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talk: Upping Your (Programming) Game

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(this page is http://bit.ly/jta-upping)I'm giving this talk tonight, at LA Django, hosted by our friends at Wiredrive HQ. Thanks for Marcel and Wiredrive for supporting the Los Angeles tech scene!Slides are in gdrive: Upping Your (Programming) Game.There will be cats Lil Bubzilla.pic credit: Marcel
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talk: Platonic Solids of Quality

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(This page is bit.ly/jta-platonic )Slides: John Tells All: Platonic Solids of QualityVideo: Platonic Solids of Quality, John Tells AllDetailed outline on WorkflowyThanks to Don Westland for the A/V, Marcel for organizing and the picture, DataScience Inc for the hosting, and Keith B. for the presentation and the smooooth scotch.
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