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A Programmer’s Resistance to the Test-first Approach

A Programmer’s Resistance to the Test-first Approach with Olgica Djuric

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 11 am – 12:30 pm ET

Many feel that adopting a test-first approach takes too much time and slows the development process. Olgica Djuric felt this way herself in the past. In this online session, Olgica will share how she now starts and writes every single project (or at least 90% of them 💁‍♀️) using a test-first approach, and how you can too. We’ll also look at what’s really under the hood in this process!

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Agile Tech Talks (formerly deliver:Agile) is a series of virtual sessions that explore technical topics and focus on how to support Agile practitioners and grow good Agile engineering practices in remote settings. We’re keeping the spirit of the deliver:Agile conference, and turning it into an ongoing series of talks and workshops. Agile Tech Talks sessions are FREE to attend for Agile Alliance members or just $29 for non-members.

Meet your speaker, Olgica Djuric

For over 20 years, Olgica played chess and spent the past 10 years in STEM, where she encountered various challenges.

From her earliest days in STEM, Olgica faced an array of challenges, navigating uncharted territories where psychological safety was lacking, health issues were rising, technical debt loomed, and unrealistic deadlines haunted even the most ambitious projects. But rather than accepting defeat, she embarked on a quest for solutions. Determined to find the best tools, techniques, and paths to overcome these obstacles, Olgica ventured into uncharted territory, unearthing the secrets that would change and benefit not only herself but also her colleagues.

Through perseverance and dedication, Olgica developed an impressive array of strategies to combat the hurdles she encountered. Health issues, a lack of empathy, layoffs, anxiety, and stress stood no chance against her resourcefulness. Her focus is on methodologies such as pair and mob programming.

Imagine a world where programmers can fearlessly collaborate, innovate, and ideate without the burden of anxiety or stress. Picture a workplace where empathy, exploration, innovation, higher purpose, and fearless, laser-focused action are the foundation, fostering creativity and unleashing the full potential of every team member. That’s the world Olgica envisions.

Today, Olgica proudly holds several impactful roles – a dynamic CPQC Coach (Certified Positive Intelligence Coach), a visionary Software Engineer, and a Technical Agile Coach. In parallel, Olgica explores the world of Reiki.

“In today’s rapidly changing world, it is inevitable that we must return to ourselves rather than escaping through work. This is the key to unlocking and realizing our full potential.”

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