As GitHub & Praqma recently entered into partnership in Scandinavia we invited software managers to a breakfast seminar on how businesses are transforming by building methodologies and practices that will drive software development into the future.
If you were there, you’ll have participated in the latest event celebrating Praqma’s exciting new partnership with GitHub! Representatives from start-ups and companies from both the private and public sector gathered by the waterfront of Copenhagen harbor to explore the latest innovations in software development. If you weren’t there then here’s what you missed:
Lars Kruse from Praqma kicked-off the first in a series of events by outlining how Praqma and GitHub are promoting Continuous Delivery through their new Scandinavian partnership.
Praqma assists organizations to realize their full potential of Continuous Delivery & DevOps through strategic consultancy, implementation, and training in order to work more effectively, build quality into software, and introduce predictability through automation in all aspects of software development.
GitHub gave a brief intro outlining the key features of the secure GitHub Enterprise solution and the compelling practice of InnerSource. The joint approach benefits all stakeholders by enabling extreme efficiencies through the sharing of knowledge across all relevant teams.
After the introductions participants were split into two different teams to take part in the hands-on 30 minute workshops:
GitHub challenged participants with a workshop on self-assessment. How much collaboration and transparency did they feel they had in their own companies? How open and effective was their internal dialogue? Most importantly, how quickly could they release and ship code in their development cycle? This exercise proved to be an eye-opener as it became apparent that processes are vastly improved by applying InnerSource methodologies.
“It was inspiring to meet Github “in person” and meet other people with possible similar issues to yourself.”
Luckily, the weather allowed some workshops to take place outdoors next to the waterfront where Praqma demonstrated The Phlow based on Github and Waffle.io, a workflow so powerful that code integration becomes unbreakable. Once again attendees were encouraged to self-assess and look at both the positive and negative aspects of their current development cycles. In only half an hour the attendees made significant realisations on how to become much more efficient.
“The best part was the presentation of Phlow.”
So, what were the main themes to emerge from the event? Communication and collaboration were the central concepts. Throughout the morning our participants opened up, engaged in productive dialogue with both strangers and colleagues, and discussed how to take away some of the key principles and apply them in their own workplaces.
We also found that each company uses a plethora of tools so we posed the following question - how much more efficient could they be if they increased their levels of collaboration and transparency? The consensus was that there could be significant improvement in this area. Food for thought!
“We are not alone with our struggles!”
Finally, Github is also an enthusiastic supporter of Praqma’s new Code Academy initiative. Code Academy was set up to address the acute shortage of next generation IT people by offering free Continuous Delivery & DevOps Boot Camps to students all over Scandinavia. Feedback from students who have already taken part has been very positive and camps have sold out.
Through its engagement with Praqma, GitHub Enterprise is committed to the importance of meetups and workshops as a way of promoting more interactive and inspiring networks to support prospering local software communities. We look forward to future events and to those of you who didn’t make it this time - don’t miss the next one!
“Good Show. Thank You!”
This is a conference in Gothenburg for software developers, especially those with some experience of agile and a desire to improve their skills.
Industry experts and pioneers visit Gothenburg
Jenkins is one of the best adverts for open source and at Praqma we have been using it since the very beginning. We enjoy giving something back to the community by hosting Day of Jenkins, and this year’s event was packed with exciting developments. Read on!
Day of Jenkins [as code] - A summary
Continuous Delivery and DevOps are here to stay and not because they’re being practiced by trendsetting unicorn companies. The fact is science tells us that these approaches work and this year’s conference gave us lots of examples.
Continuous Delivery and DevOps - Not Just For Unicorns
DevOpsDays Copenhagen 2018 was a great success. Inspiring talks and a pleasant community. I had the pleasure of being the host of this event. I decided to kick off the event with a song about DevOps. See the video and lyrics here.
A whole new (DevOps) world
Once again the contributors and major players in the Git ecosystem are gathered. Read along for news, announcements and stories from Git Merge 2018.
Blogging from the Git Merge Conference at MACBA in Barcelona
Continuous Integration and Code Review are strongly correlated with success. Many use Pull Requests for code review, but for co-located teams this can be an obstacle for CI. Is there a better way?
A short story about Pre-tested Integration
We strive to continuously improve, so the 8th gathering in our Continuous Delivery Alliance will feature all the good things from the 7th meeting in a slightly evolved format.
Continuously improving our format
We had our 7th gathering in the CoDe Alliance a few months ago and have worked to distill and evolve many of the good ideas that came out of our sessions. Our aim is to turn our interesting discussions into tangible projects and running code.
What’s next for the CoDe Alliance?
Albert Rigo shares his thoughts on the Atlassian Accelerator Day in Copenhagen, and how he learned to quickly and comfortably scale Atlassian Data Center, upgrade with zero downtime and stop spending his weekends upgrading JIRA.
A day to learn how to scale fast and upgrade without downtime
Hear about upcoming events in Scandinavia, latest tech blogs, and training in the field of Continuous Delivery and DevOps