Presentation: "BOF: Kata - the programmer's daily fight"

Time: Thursday 19:15 - 20:15 / Location: Room 102/103

Coding Katas (jap., literally meaning "form") attracted wider interest through the Software Craftsmanship Movement. Katas provide a good way for programmers to improve their coding skills. We give a short introduction into the concepts behind Coding Katas, present a Coding Kata and comment it live. Further more Arne Roock (2nd Dan Shotokan Karate) will perform a real Karate Kate to show the roots of Kata.

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Arne Roock, Lean and Kanban Trainer and Coach

Arne Roock

Biography: Arne Roock

Arne Roock is working as a Trainer and Coach for Lean and Kanban proxy
for it-agile GmbH in Germany. He wrote several papers on lean/Kanban and
translated the book "Kanban - Successful Evolutionary Change for Your
Technology Business" into German.

Bernd Schiffer, Agile Consultant at it-agile GmbH

Bernd Schiffer

Biography: Bernd Schiffer

Bernd Schiffer is an agile consultant at it-agile GmbH in Hamburg,
Germany. He gained long experience with agile software development (e.g.
eXtreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban) as a developer, project manager,
coach and trainer, as well as a speaker on conferences. Furthermore he’s
interested in TDD, BDD, DSLs, Code Katas and good code.

Markus Andrezak, Chief Architect and Agile Evangelist

Markus Andrezak

Biography: Markus Andrezak

Markus Andrezak has been leading projects on all sizes and divers
environments and contexts for more than a decade. During the last years
he has specialized in agile and lean techniques. He is a frequent
speaker at national and international agile conferences and author of
several articles on Kanban. He works at as chief architect and
agile evangelist. He has helped introduce Scrum and Kanban at