In This Podcast

This conversation is with Avraham Poupko. Avraham will present his report at Agile 2018. As you listen in, you’ll hear Avraham share his insights on what it means to have either soup (where everyone blends in) or salad (where the ingredients are different but complementary) forms of diversity.

About the Speaker(s)

Avraham is the lead architect at the LTTS Jerusalem Center of Excellence. He is an expert in security for hardware and software systems. Avraham is intrigued by the way people collaborate to create software. He is a passionate teacher of Conway's law and is constantly looking for new ways to get people to collaborate.

Rebecca is President of Wirfs-Brock Associates and former Director of the Agile Experience Report Initiative. She helps organizations and individuals hone their design and architecture skills, improve system quality and manage technical debt. In addition to coaching and mentoring she conducts workshops on agile architecture, design heuristics, and pragmatic software design. She invented the set of design practices known as Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD) and by accident started the x-DD meme. Rebecca is also a shepherd for the XP 2023 Experience Report Track. She is on the Board of the Hillside Group and writes patterns and essays about sustainable architecture, agile QA, and design heuristics. If you want to share experiences or wisdom in pattern form, Rebecca can help you turn your itch for writing into the written word. Read her blog at and find articles and patterns and essays on her resources page,