Codurance Talks
Episode 33- How can we increase the presence of new generations of women in the technology sector?’

Episode 33- How can we increase the presence of new generations of women in the technology sector?’

August 27, 2021

We are very aware of the importance of helping to develop the next generation of software craftspeople and to promote the presence of more women within our sector and for sure, this is something essential to doing great work in most organisation and to talk about why, what and how we have today some incredible people joining us to this podcast.

Episode 32-Design patterns, different approaches to current state of the art

Episode 32-Design patterns, different approaches to current state of the art

July 22, 2021

In this episode we will talk about design patterns, and we try to address this controversial topic by talking about professional experiences and the debates that are generated around design patterns. While free coding is a satisfying endeavour, it's easy to reinvent the wheel and fall into the same mistakes of days gone by.

Episode 31- Building testing culture

Episode 31- Building testing culture

July 22, 2021

TDD is dead: long live TDD

  • How important is testing when releasing a product? Is it given the right focus? Or Is it an after-thought?
  • Who ‘own’ the testing process ? Is it collaborative accountability or it’s better have one separate and specialized test team?
  • What is the perceived role of the test team? Do you even have a separate test team or do you work more collaboratively?
  • Is the test team engaged early in the process?
  • Does testing apply all the time?
    • Science and Data Science in this area. How is testing done?
  • What value does the testing provide?
  • What is the business’ view of risk?
  • Does quality mean more than just testing?
  • When is testing dispensed with and for what reasons? Can it be justified?
  • Are there explicit and implicit testing processes?
  • What does a good testing culture look like?
  • How can we create a testing culture? 
  • What would you recommend to someone who is starting with this?

    Javier Martínez
, Data Engineer and Software Craftsman at Codurance, 

Alasdair Smith 
Software Craftsman at Codurance

 and Jose Enrique Rodríguez Huerta, 
Managing director at Codurance Spain + software craftsman + organisational transformation consultant chat about that in this episode. 

What is the role of ML in optimising e-commerce experiences?

What is the role of ML in optimising e-commerce experiences?

June 9, 2021

Data-driven technology infrastructures can create a huge increase in value on e-commerce platforms. Machine learning allows you to make better predictions and increase the business value chain through the best user experience. With more complete and accurate information, they can make data-backed decisions that ultimately lead to better products and services.
Use technologies like machine learning that have the ability to help you be ubiquitous, run 24/7, and deliver the exact shopping experiences customers are demanding today.
We chatted with Shimoku, developers of an ML solution for e-commerce, about this topic.

Episode 29: The challenges of selling at Mercadona online

Episode 29: The challenges of selling at Mercadona online

May 19, 2021

In this podcast José Enrique Rodríguez Huerta, Managing Director at Codurance Spain will chat with Fernando Díaz, CTO of Mercadona Tech. Mercadona is the biggest supermarket chain in Spain. They have more than 1600 brick and mortar shops throughout Spain and are now starting to expand in Portugal with a few new stores. Fernando and his team ensure that all of these online orders and deliveries can actually happen effectively. 

In this session we will talk about the challenges faced by this kind of business in the market today. What kind of expectations do consumers have about how quickly their order is delivered? What about buying more complicated goods such a groceries or perishables? The buying process must be nice and short, straightforward and intuitive. You visit the website, you see and pick what you want, add items to your virtual basket, click, pay and your groceries are delivered to your doorstep in a few hours but ... what happens behind our screens? How does it work? Which parts of the process are automated? How is the Mercadona Tech team involved in coordinating all of this?

Episode 28: How to create your dream (DEV) team?

Episode 28: How to create your dream (DEV) team?

April 21, 2021

In this podcast we talk about teams. Without exceptional, motivated, skilled and motivated teams it would not be possible to do a great job. Why is it necessary to work to get this type of teams? What formulas can we apply to achieve it?

Rushali Parikh, co-founder of Incubyte, a consultancy firm that embraces Agile and Extreme Programming practices, Francisco Ávila Engineering Manager and for a very long time now an agile consultant, Maciej Durkiewicz craft people at Codurance, and José Enrique Rodríguez Huerta, MD at Codurance Spain, talk about this amazing topic.

Presentations --- 1: 20
What is a team? --- 4:13
Goals of a team: what makes an exceptional team? ----8:20
Agreements a team needs ----- 13:30
Hiring processes---- 18:30
How do you take a team to the next level?---- 29:00
Roles and culture of feedback ---- 41:00
Small teams / large teams ---- 51:00
Recommendations / tips / resources---- 59:00

Women in tech Episode 2

Women in tech Episode 2

March 11, 2021

As part of this year's International Women's Day celebration, Codurance Talks presents our Women in Tech edition, a two-episode series in which our software craftsperson Solange will interview different women from around the company. In this episode, our guests are Natalie Gray, Client and Partner Engagement Lead, Amelia Bampton, Regional Director in Manchester, and Emily Reboul, People Operations in Barcelona.

In an interesting and personal conversation, they will talk about their entry into the tech industry and their trajectory from different roles. Based on their experience, they will reflect on issues such as the support system in the workplace, female representation in technology and how to encourage girls to work in tech.

If you have not listened to the first episode of Women in tech yet, you would gain a developer's perspective thanks to our guests Aurelija Zubaviciute and Cherry Tsui, both craftsperson at Codurance with very different backgrounds.   

Women in tech Episode 1

Women in tech Episode 1

March 10, 2021

As part of this year's International Women's Day celebration, Codurance Talks presents our Women in Tech edition, a two-episode series in which our software craftsperson Solange will interview different women from around the company. In this first episode, our two guests are Aurelija Zubaviciute and Cherry Tsui, both craftsperson at Codurance with very different backgrounds.

In an interesting and personal conversation, they will talk about their entry into the tech industry and their trajectory from different roles. Based on their experience, they will reflect on issues such as the support system in the workplace, female representation in technology and how to encourage girls to work in tech.

Don't miss the second episode of Women in tech if you would like to gain another perspective thanks to the different roles of Natalie Gray, Client and Partner Engagement Lead, Amelia Bampton, Regional Director in Manchester, and Emily Reboul, People Operations in Barcelona.

Episode 25: The challenges and opportunities of Platform engineering and DevOps

Episode 25: The challenges and opportunities of Platform engineering and DevOps

December 10, 2020
In today's episode of Codurance Talks Jose Huerta, Managing Director atCodurance Spain, will be joined by Markus Seebacher, CTO at Pagantis and Phil Taprogge, Principal Platform Engineer at Codurance that will be sharing their vision about why Platform engineers and Devops are becoming so trendy this days and where, how and why they fit inside a company.
The three of them will be sharing thoughts about common mistakes such as not knowing who are your clients, coupling to services, coupling to custom implementations or team silos, and you will need to identify them rapidly. And they will share their own experiences on complex infrastructure migrations to more agile ones and useful tools.
They also will be discussing different topics like how the overload of maintainability and management when you start moving from on premises infrastructures to the cloud.
Are big events such as Black Friday or others measurable and actionable form this perspective?



					

				
Episode 24: Organisational design and networks analysis with Laura Weis

Episode 24: Organisational design and networks analysis with Laura Weis

December 7, 2020

In this episode of the Codurance Talks podcast, José E. Rodríguez Huerta  has an interesting conversation with Laura Weis, Strategy Consultant at Satalia, a world-leading enterprise AI company.

Laura enlightened us tackling organisational design from a human and social capital perspective, considering her wide experience in psychology and network science.

This episode covers a very significant topic and Laura and Jose dove on why a human-centred organisational design makes companies improve their decision making processes at many levels. Along the talk, they covered important aspects such as:

  • Understanding people's dynamics for design organisation.
  • Companies working structure and how it has changed over time.
  • Challenges and opportunities of new organisation models.
  • How to approach different problems and ways of working with network analytics.
  • Tools to analyse the digital transformation impact and processing of data. How to measure information on different human aspects.

As we can see, translating analytics results into the company's reality, allows us to make the most positive changes for businesses.

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