Tim Bourguignon

Tim is a full time geek, agile developer and BS-hunter. International speaker and avid writer, he is curious- and creative-minded, eager to search, teach and talk... and has been doing this for as long as he remembers.

French born European child, he lives in Germany where he works as a developer, Scrum Master and Agile coach. When he is not at a computer, you'll find him behind a camera, in his running shoes or with his wife and son... but never in that order!


NewCrafts 2017

 

The forgotten art of Mentoring

  • lightening
  • Agile
  • People
  • Software Craftsmanship

When did you last care, help or even accompany someone, a colleague for instance, on his life journey? We produce ever more content, day in and day out. Either for our blogs, while organizing communities or when pointing out to the internet where our whole knowledge is to be found. Haven't we forgotten the human being in this avalanche of information? We all learn, but so few of us do it through mentoring.

The word mentoring can be scary for some. But mentoring is like a superpower that anyone can use. In this talk we will talk about learning, teaching, leading, accompanying and even letting be. We will discuss the role of a mentor and the differences with a coach, a godfather and a boss. How do you act as a mentor or a Mentee, and what makes this relationship so unique and so fruitful? Finally, the audience we will make its first step toward mentoring through a practical exercise.


NewCrafts 2016

 

Developer's Journey, the secret of the unicorn-developer

  • lightening
  • Agile
  • People
  • Software Craftsmanship

What does the next generation of IT-professionals look like? If I believe the rumors, the guides, the white noise on the internet and what my clients are searching for, the new hire is an excellent, cheap, "T-Shaped" newbie with a lot of experience, the right agile mindset and she's ready to be a cultural fit for big and small companies alike. Those unicorns do exist, but the majority of students leaving universities today have no clue what we need. Are they to blame? Have we clearly expressed what we need already? Have we defined how we intend to push them even further? This talk will go over the three most important relations of the software engineer: relation to code, to your peers and to yourself. Through practical examples and testimonials, we will explore how some successful software engineers have reflected on their careers and helped juniors, veterans and managers alike tweak their expectations for the future generation.

Room: Brahma - Time: 5/12/2016 5:00:00 PM