Guest Session – Intelligent Evolution – Part 2: Darwinian Management, with Peter Leeson

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This autumn starts at RABS with Peter Leeson.

On September 24th, we invite you to a public talk and Q&A session titled: “Intelligent Evolution – Part 2: Darwinian Management”.

Title: Intelligent Evolution – Part 2: Darwinian Management

Abstract: Within an organization, the concept of revolution rarely works. The idea of throwing out everything that was done previously and replacing it with some new management theory or work practice does not necessarily lead to the expected results. Instead, it leads to demotivation of the skilled staff and the rapid departure of the most skilled, experienced and valuable staff members.

Progress within an organization needs to be based on the concept of improvement rather than innovation whenever possible, taking the good things, the experience of the successful people, who have been doing their work successfully for many years and using that as a seed for growing the new practices and work environment.

Peter Leeson is an old friend of our association and we are honoured by his openness in response to our invitation to dialogue on the topics above. He has a 40 year long career in software development and is currently a visiting scientist la Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA). He is also an internationally recognised speaker, consultant and process appraiser. Presently, he is not only a certified CMMI lead appraiser, but also does quality assurance and development work in improving and rewriting the various courses of the CMMI Institute.

Peter’s name is already familiar for those of us who attended his presentation at ITCamp 2013 and RABS Guest Session in 2012 in Cluj. He promises to deliver his newest thoughts in the same engaging manner we are used to see.

Time & date: September 24th, 2013; 17:30-21:00

Place: Hotel City Plaza, Sindicatelor 9-11, Cluj-Napoca

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Workshop 2013-07 – Hybrid Enterprise

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We’d like to invite you to a new RABS Workshop.
Following up Levente Veres’ session from last year: “EAI: Myths and reality”, you’ll have the opportunity this time to hear and learn about the challenges of a Modern Enterprise. Public and Private clouds, APIs, integration platforms, security, management & control, all the ingredients that end up in what we call: Hybrid Enterprise.
Lorand, our speaker, shares his experience and insights, most relevantly for (in translation, discussions will be relevant (and enjoyable) to): Senior Software Developers, Software Architects, Solution Architects and Integration Specialists with focus or passion for Software Architecture and the Integration trends.

Title: Hybrid Enterprise
Presenter: Lorand Gabos-Szoverdi, Solution Architect
Date & time: August 1st, 2013; starting 5:30PM
Location: Cluj CoWork, Emil Isac 23, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Workshop 2013-04 – Function Point Analysis

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After a long winter break, as soon as the sun started to shine again, we’re happy to invite you to learn about a new topic (for RABS): Function Point Analysis.

Ionel Mihali, a long time user of this methodology is happy to share his experience and guide you into the basics of FPA by example.

So, join us for a presentation and a hands-on lab to learn a method for measuring the size of your project.

Title: Function Point Analysis
Presenter: Ionel Mihali, QA Officer
Date & time: April 25th, 2013; 5:30PM
Location: Cluj CoWork, Emil Isac 23, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Global Day of Code Retreat 2012

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We invite you to the Global Day of Coderetreat in Cluj-Napoca!

Global Day of Coderetreat is a world-wide event celebrating passion and software craftsmanship. Last year, over 1800 passionate software developers in 94 cities around the world spent the day practicing the craft of software development using the coderetreat format. This year, we are proud to put Cluj-Napoca on the map.

This event in co-organized by RABSCode CampCluj.rbJUG and RONUA .

Interested in pairing with other passionate developers in practicing unit testing, TDD, pair programming and other XP techniques? Interested in trying out other programming languages? Interested in spending the day practicing the craft of software development away from the pressures of ‘getting things done’?

Find more about this event! Reserve your seat, here!

 

This is a free event thanks to our sponsors:

   

Want to join the sponsors list and to be seen as a supporter of passionate developers? Write us!

Workshop 12-09 – Patterns for Parallel Programming

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We are happy to announce the presence of a very popular international speaker to present and answer your questions at one of our workshops.

After more than 40 years Moore’s law is still going strong, and it looks like it will continue to do so for at least ten more years, and the free performance lunch is over, unless we change the way we think and program our applications.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about patterns for parallel programming from Tibi Covaci, who shares his experience and insights, most relevantly for any (in translation, discussions will be relevant (and enjoyable) to): Senior Software Developer, Software Architect and Solution Architect with focus or passion for Software Architecture, regardless of their favorite technologies.

Tibi is a Microsoft MVP & ASP.NET insider, Telerik MVP & Insider, INETA Speaker, IASA Speaker, and the INETA Country Lead for Sweden.

Title: Patterns for Parallel Programming
Presenter: Tiberiu Covaci, Senior Trainer & Mentor
Date & time: October 2nd, 2012; 5:30PM
Location: City Plaza Hotel, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Interested? Find more about this session! Reserve your seat, here!

Visual Studio 2012 Launch

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Is Visual Studio your primary IDE or Test tool?

Then the new Visual Studio 2012 will interest you. Instead of watching the launch at home, alone, join the free event organized by CODECAMP, RONUA and RABS to see the launch live and discuss it with your friends and peers.

The event is sponsored by Microsoft Romania and hosted by ISDC.

Date & Time: September 12th, 2012, starting at 18:30PM
Location: ISDC Building in FLoresti (Polus)

Details and registration: http://z.rabs.ro/vs2012launch

See you there!

Workshop 2012-08 – EAI: Myths and reality

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We’d like to invite you to a new RABS Workshop.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about Enterprise Application Integration and discuss about: Concepts, Problems, Myths, Reality, Tools & Techniques.
Levente Veres, our speaker, shares his experience and insights, most relevantly for (in translation, discussions will be relevant (and enjoyable) to): Senior Software Developers, Software Architects, Solution Architects and Integration Specialists with focus or passion for Software Architecture and the Integration trends.

Title: EAI: Myths and reality
Presenter: Levente Veres, Design Lead
Date & time: August 30th, 2012; 5:30PM
Location: Cluj Cowork, Emil Isac 23, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Interested? Reserve your seat, here!

Guest Session – Can Process Make You Happy?

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We are extremely happy to announce the presence of an international expert among us.

Peter Leeson is an international process improvement and management consultant with global experience. He is a visiting scientist with the Carnegie Mellon University, a CMMI certified lead appraiser and instructor. He visited Romania and Cluj several times in the recent years and knows our culture and characteristics of local software companies.
We’ll be able to tap into his vast knowledge on improvement, quality and processes.
He is open to discuss based on our questions, so please bring your deepest troubles related to work practices, quality assurance, review or any other software development topics (which are not about coding).

Date & time: August 2nd, 2012
Location: Hotel City Plaza, Cluj-Napoca

Convinced? Reserve your seat, here!

[Update: 2012-08-13]
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Workshop 12-06 – Architectures for Enterprise Mobile Applications

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We’d like to invite you to a new RABS Workshop.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about architectures for enterprise mobile apps.
Cristian Retegan, our speaker, shares his experience and insights, most relevantly for (in translation, discussions will be relevant (and enjoyable) to): Mobile Developers, Senior Software Developers, Software Architects and Solution Architects with focus or passion for Software Architecture and the Mobile trends.

Title: Architectures for Enterprise Mobile Applications
Presenter: Cristian Retegan, Solution Architect
Moderator: TBD
Date & time: June 28th, 2012; 5:30PM
Location: City Plaza Hotel, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Interested? Reserve your seat, here!

[Update: 2012-08-13]

Workshop 12-05 – Crosscutting Architectural Concerns

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We’d like to invite you to a new RABS Workshop.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about crosscutting architectural concerns.
Attila Antal, our speaker, shares his experience and insights, most relevantly for (in translation, discussions will be relevant (and enjoyable) to): Senior Software Developers, Software Architects and Solution Architects with focus or passion for Software Architecture.

Title: Crosscutting Architectural Concerns
Presenter: Attila Antal, Software Architect
Moderator: Lóránd Gábos-Szövérdi, Solutions Architect
Date & time: May 31st, 2012; 5:30PM
Location: City Plaza Hotel, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

In order to reserve your seat, please confirm your participation online here.

[Update: 2012-06-11]

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