XP Conference India 2015, one of a kind conference exploring XP and Agile Development practices, concluded its first edition successfully at the technology capital of India, Bangalore, on the 7th and 8th of August 2015. The witnessed an audience of technology enthusiasts that included industry experts, seasoned developers and practitioners on agile and XP software development methodologies.
Created expressly for technologists, developers, and engineers, XP Conference aims at providing a platform for technology enthusiasts who share one passion – “Write Clean Code that is easy to Maintain and Understand” The mission of the XP conference in India is to further the state of coding, design and testing for software development by providing a forum to share and learn about practices that take us closer to market through iterative development. With the theme “From Clean Code to Continuous Delivery”, the conference explored topics that impact everything that a developer does.
“XPConference India is a great opportunity to learn about the latest development practices around Agile and XP. The event was done first time in India. I was a bit doubtful how the Indian Developer community will receive this unique event that is only focused on Extreme Programming and Clean Code Practices. I must say all my doubts are now put to rest as I saw a sold out crowd learning and sharing ideas on how to increase the software quality and keep the code clean. We are geared up and are already planning ahead for the next event in August 2016 which is going to be based on the theme of “Software Craftsmanship”. I encourage experts and innovators to submit early”.
XP Conference India 2015 had the support and sponsorship from two of the largest agile membership organizations, Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. XP Conference was themed, designed and brought to India by SolutionsIQ, world’s largest agile transformation consultancy.
The Conference began with considerable excitement, with a full house of 180+ attendees from 50+ MNC organizations including Honeywell, Society Generele, Cisco, Intuit, Hitachi, Mindtree, ABB, TCS, Valtech, Brady Corp, Infosys and many more. The speakers, handpicked by a panel of subject matter experts, presented talks, workshops and discussions around Clean Code, Refactoring, Code Smells, Continuous Delivery, TDD, BDD and other coding and design practices used by Agile Teams.
The atmosphere was electric and what made it even better was the energy and enthusiasm of the participants who flocked from different parts of the country just to be part of this clean code extravaganza.
Day-1 took off with a keynote by John Rudd, President – SolutionsIQ Inc. on the future of Software development and how XP can help Developers thrive. The first half of the day had talks presented by our speakers. Rest of the day was well spent on keyboard driven coding workshops on Node.js, J2EE and Dot.Net; happening simultaneously on three different tracks. The day was wrapped up with a common demo session on the learnings from the three workshops.
Day-2 carried interesting talks and keyboard based demos and discussions on varied topics around the event’s theme Clean code to Continuous Delivery. You can find the full agenda in the Schedule page with all the talks and sessions covered during the two days. The last session of the event was a panel discussion with guest speakers who represented Top Management, Development Teams and Human Resources departments. The very unusual topic – ‘I’m a developer, I’m not getting married!’, unfolded in front of a curious crowd; it explored the cultural and management aspects that influence a developer and the overall organization.
The two-day affair ended with a retrospective session on the takeaways & learning from the event and a promise to come back next year in an even bigger and better avatar
The 2nd edition of XP Conference India has been announced on the 19th and 20th of August 2016. Visit www.xpconference.in for more information.