Software development meetups, communities, conferences, unconferences, both free and paid are exploding in numbers.
A few people think that these can be better. That no matter if the event is free or paid, it should feature a few characteristics to make it truly valuable for the attendees.
This is why today we have initiated the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship Gatherings:
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For your convenience, the text of the manifesto is below:
Manifesto for software craftsmanship gatherings
We believe software craftsmanship gatherings create the most value to their attendees when they feature:
Practical, concrete discussions on code over generic talks
Speakers should write or show code
Solutions applicable in any language over vendor-specific tool marketing
Discussions should feature techniques usable in more technologies
Exchange of ideas in an open environment over passive listening
Opportunities should abound to meet and learn with fellow developers working in various environments
Learning by practicing with peers over hearing and forgetting
Practice should be encouraged with formats such as hands-on workshops, open space, code with a stranger or pair programming
Initiated by the Mozaic Works team, proud organizers of the I. T.A.K.E. Unconference
Maria Diaconu, Adrian Bolboaca, Alexandru Bolboaca, Flavius Stef