CERN restores the first website

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It seems that the Web has been with us forever, but it was not until April 30, 1993 when CERN officially announced by publishing a document that this great invention would be in the public domain, open to all and free of charge, giving the go-ahead to the many services we know today.


Few days to go YAPC::EU 2012!!!

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Not much people goes to Frankfurt, but quality!!!

The organization of the YAPC Europe has published the schedule of conferences available, although a bit late in my opinion.

You can see the schedule here.

For my own part, I am excited to go (like every year). There are very interesting talks, … Frankfurt is a very interesting place to visit, and I am pleased to be reunited with old friends.

One of my great interests is the talk about Dancer 2.0 … and drink beer and eat “Frankfurter Würstchen”: p

YAPC::EU 2012 list talks now available

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Already published the list of talks for YAPC::EU in Frankfurt.

YAPC::EU 2012 logo

You can read it here.

It seems one of the main topics will be about “Dancer“, but for now it misses some talk of Perl 6.

For the moment does not seem that my friend, Bruno Maciej Czekay make any talk about the processing MIDI events in realtime, as it did in Riga. I must ask him about it ;p

–Good Perl!–

Kiev proposal as YAPC::EU 2013 venue

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The and Perl monger groups, DeepText LLC propose to organise YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

These groups organized the YAPC::EU 2011 in Riga with 300 people attending the conference.


YAPC::EU 2013 in risk

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Still no YAPC::Euope 2013 proposals!!!

After the deadline for submitting requests for proposals to YAPC::EU 2013 has not received any.
This may cause not to hold the YAPC::Europe next year.


Prince2 … Scrum … or both?

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Why combining PRINCE2 with Scrum?

I think Scrum is great and we all should use the Scrum approach whenever possible. The ‘whenever possible’ bit does concern me. I’m not at all happy with the ‘implement Scrum as cleanly as possible and work from there’ approach. Sometimes the gap between reality and the ideal agile approach is too wide to bridge, which results in a failed project and frustrated people. It isn’t healthy nor productive and just isn’t necessary. (And also isn’t agile in itself).

I’ve learned by experience that there’s only so much change people can endure. A little bit of radical change so now and then is acceptable and healthy, but not too much in the same time frame and certainly some time is needed to get accustomed to the new situation. Implementing lean is also a lean process, an iterative process of change, learn and adapt.

So the first reason why I think PRINCE2 and Scrum combine very well is because people are accustomed to PRINCE2 and a PRINCE2 project management wrapper around Scrum makes the Scrum implementation much easier.
The second reason is because I think the PRINCE2/Scrum combination does add value to the customer.

That said, how in earth can a ‘heavyweight’ method like PRINCE2 be combined with a lightweight Scrum approach?


How to program?

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I always see how motivated I had developed something that was executed and was used by others, is a sensation that makes you feel alive. Feeling like vouchers for something and what you do is used by 10, 20, 100, 1,000 or 10,000 people simply “make me.” The programmer is a creator of new realities. As a developer you feel powerless to change things and solve problems for others.