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Showing posts from June, 2018

JAFAC 2018, "A podcasters journey from the heart of agile"

My talk at the Just Another Fucking Agile Conference (JAFAC) 2018 conference focussed on the "heart" and "head" of agile and how Access Granted was born from one and is having to learn to apply the other. The 100-seat conference was sold out in a week so keep an eye out for 2019 as it is a brilliant event - this year's speakers included, Melissa Firth, Ben Gracewood, Miki Szikszai, Maru Nihoniho, Nick White, Helen Littlewood, Eli Hirschauge, and Hadas Wittenberg. I'll publish my notes once I've done the talk - check back around 2pm on Friday

Hackathons - Are They Just Free Labour For Corporates And Government Agencies?

What a great model, pay the sector to participate acknowledging we are businesses at the end of the day. As you know I am sick of the constant calls on my goodwill esp time from my staff for government IP-harvesting-athons or accelerators with no tangible outcome — Victoria MacLennan (@optimalhq) May 10, 2018 This was Victoria, a close friend of mine, tweeting recently about how frustrating it is to be constantly asked to do work for free. And she's not alone, as you can already see it was Don Christie exclaiming similar that caused Vic to reply: This is interesting. Aside from the proposal writing the UK Government will not expect us to work for free. I sometimes feel the "hackathon" culture adopted by governments has gone a little to far in what it expects from profesionals — Don Christie (@normnz) May 10, 2018 And he was responding to the UK Computer Weekly article  Government launches GovTech competition [May 10th, 201