Romeu Moura

Information & Communications Technology

Arts

Software Crafting Sociotechnical Systems complex-adaptive-systems-thinking

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Romeu Moura

Absurdism Lobbyist

Endless conversation — with friends, compilers — on art, equivocacy, Symmathesy, methods, absurdism, dialectic, paradigm jumps, serendipity.

Current sessions

Evil mob programming

We do an ensemble/mob programming over a kata, but some of the participants are secretly saboteurs! Like a game of "werewolf"

The idea is that a saboteur does not want to be found right? So a saboteur will make believable sabotage! And hence we end up living team dynamics we could live in real life situations and the team tries to solve them, while coding, and fighting the sabotage instead of the saboteur.


Bourdieu's social theory applied to tech

Every workplace, every community, and in fact every social interaction, is governed by various forces, hidden power structures, implicit oppression and submission. We oppress people by accident, and we are oppressed by others by accident.

Bourdieu's social theory (with concepts like “symbolic violence", “cultural capital” and “hexis”) explain what is happening. By understanding what he meant, we learn how each of us influences and is influenced by the people around us, in ways that we wouldn't expect.

This talk tries to make Bourdieu's ideas accessible. Learn how to improve your environment immediately; see why meritocracy is a dangerous lie; recognise oppression and submission when it happens; and gain the tools to fight it day to day.


Big corps as little panopticons. Agile coaches as colonial imperialists

Without any big conspiracy (nor any bad person on top) We have created dysfunctional corporate cultures where waste reins, sadness is rampant and the majority has abandoned hopes of changing.

It is a system where every participant is oppressed and also complicit in their oppression.

This talk aims to help you see the system and in seing it arm yourself to fight it. This talk also aims to convince you that you can, in fact, make a difference.


TDD : Beyond the intro

Ok beyond the "test first, then test guiding then Red green refactor" stuff : what is the fuss all about?"

In this hands-on we'll cover that, we'll cover why to do TDD even if you're doing a hackathon and throwing away the code: TDD as socratic dialogue, tdd as mindfulness, the design goals behind the tool.

To do that I'll start by showing you how I teach TDD to people (so, if you are a beginner you are also welcome), slowing down in each part and doing techniques of lazy-naming, branch reduction, purposeful-bad-faith, etc

Then we shall dive into the why.