Alessandro Di Gioia

Alessandro Di Gioia

Director at Agile Coaching Engineering Services
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With 20 years of experience in building software, Alessandro worked within companies ranging from small start-ups to large enterprises.
He helps companies embrace Agile Technical Practices in London where he currently resides, and previously in Italy and Norway.

Adopting Agile methodologies, especially eXtreme Programming reshaped the way he builds software and thinks about the whole lifecycle of the solutions he delivers from inception to delivery.
He likes concise, expressive, and readable code as well as pragmatically improving existing solutions.

He is passionate about developing and designing OO and functional code. Using his skills to lead digital transformation through cultural change and architectural evolution to scalable distributed asynchronous systems.

Being a continuous learner, he loves to share his experience with others through coaching, mentoring, delivering workshops and talks

Outside-In development guided by tests (Hands-on Lab, Main Conference)
by Marco Consolaro, Alessandro Di Gioia, Pedro Santos

(This is a hands-on lab with limited capacity. You should receive an invitation to sign up for your favourite session at latest one week before the conference. Capacity of this session = 50)

Hands on workshop where we will guide participants to implement and design software from the business perspective with tests that won't get in the way. Starting from some requirements and the acceptance criteria, we will write one acceptance test driving the outer loop of our ATDD suite. We will then use it as feedback for the progress of the implementation of the feature until it is completed. This is a technique that we tried several times within delivery teams in the past, achieving amazing success, as far as we describe it in our recently published book. It includes elements of ATDD (London school) , BDD, classic TDD, Domain Driven Design and it is ideal for expanding the functionality of the system incrementally, in harmony with business folks.

Attention: this is a very hands-on session. We will write code in pair programming, so participants should have a laptop prepared with their development environment, a testing framework and optionally a mocking framework.

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