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ACCU Conference 2010

Web page of ACCU Conference 2010 14-17 April 2010, Oxford, UK.

On 14 to 17 April 2010 I attended the ACCU Conference at the Barcelo hotel in oxford, UK. Below are the sessions I attended.

While in a session on the second day of the conference Tom Gilb showed me his phone with the message that all airports in Europe where closed due to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. This prevented for example Dan North and Linda Rising to reach the conference and at the same time prevented other people to leave before the conference's end, leading to some hilarous comments!

As a beneficial side-effect, I had the opportunity to walk through Oxford a whole day and see much more than I had anticipated. Also on my journey back home I had a couple of hours to spare in London and walked from Hyde Park to Parliament Square and the Thames.

Here are several photos I made while in Oxford, at the Conference and in London.

Wednesday 14 April

The Evolution of Scrum (Jeff Sutherland - Keynote)

Using Concurrency in the Real World (Anthony Williams) {Slides}

Creating Proximity over a Distance (Jutta Eckstein)

Generic Programming (Dietmar Kuehl) {Slides}

Thursday 15 April

Hello, I'll Be Your Tester Today (James Bach - Keynote)

Genemodulabstraxibilicity (Steve Love) {Slides}

Lean Architecture and Agile Software Development (James Coplien) {Slides} {Webpage}

Writing "Good" Component-Level Test Drivers (John Lakos)

Lightning Talks

Friday 16 April

The Multicore Revolution: We've Only Just Begun (Russel Winder - Keynote) {Slides}.

Understanding User Stories (Rachel Davies)

The Antikythera Mechanism (Diomidis Spinellis) {Slides} {Webpage}.

Objects of Value (Kevlin Henney) {Slides}

Lightning Talks

Saturdayday 17 April

Due to the eruption of vulcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, Dan North couldn't make it to the conference for his keynote Simplicity - the way of the unusual architect. The Volcanic Keynote took its place: four keynotes of 15 minutes each.

  1. The birthday problem (Robert Martin)
  2. The biggest problem with C (Walter Bright)
  3. Testing models (James Bach)
  4. Are you getting enough? (Jim Hague)

Coupling as resistance to change, understanding and fixing it (Tony Barrett-Powell) {Slides}

A Simple Matter of Configuration - how can we tame the complex world of configuration? (Roger Orr) {Slides}.

Things Developers Can Learn From System Test (Hubert Matthews)


If you'd like to read more about the sessions, see Paul Grenyer's Blog and the The Riverblade Developer's Blog, by Anna-Jayne Metcalfe.