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Keynote: Software Craftsmanship – Growing a Technical Culture

by | Mar 9, 2022 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2022

Victor Rentea is one of the top Technical Trainers in Romania. He trained and coached more than 1000 developers of 30+ companies over the 6 years of his training activity. Victor is a key community member: organized the largest 3 Bucharest Java User Group meetups in history. In 2018 he founded the Bucharest Software Craftsmanship Community in which he runs open sessions about clean code, refactoring, pair programming and TDD. He posts daily on LinkedIN and Twitter thoughts about culture, technical excellence and Software Craftsmanship. Victor is now regularly invited to speak at major international conferences (30+ talks until now, #2 best at Devoxx Belgium 2018). His live-coding sessions are insane, lightning-fast but well crafted, full of enthusiasm, deep insights and take-away tips. Things that he learned the hard way during his 14 years of experience. You can find out more about him on victorrentea.ro

Decades ago, IT started as a single engineering practice, but over the years it grew increasingly fragmented. The overspecialization we face today, in the context of a management-first agile transformation leads to a lack of responsibility, blaming games, repeated patching, painful communication overhead, and fulminating costs. The software craftsmanship movement is rising in this post-agile world with professionals that take control of their careers and continuously learn in the pursuit of mastery. But changing mindset requires determined team efforts and communities, especially when working remotely. What techniques and tricks can you use to grow such a culture of learning in your team? Find out from the founder and lead of one of the largest software craftsmanship communities in the world.