Marco Consolaro

Marco Consolaro

Sociotechnical philosopher.
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Software craftsman, entrepreneur, systems thinker and student, restless traveler, philosopher - all blended with Venetian humor.
I was 9 when I self-learnt Basic on a Commodore and my passion for programming has never fade since. I worked in Italy and from 2006 in London as an independent consultant focusing in development and coaching XP practices. Recently I have been inspired by System Thinking to view the world in a very different way. Co-authored "Agile technical practices distilled" and currently technical coach at Cazoo, UK

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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