Mikalai Alimenkou

Mikalai Alimenkou

Senior Delivery Manager at EPAM, Ukraine

Senior Delivery Manager, Java Tech Lead and experienced coach. Expert in Java development, scalable architecture, Agile engineering practices and project management. Having more than 12 years of development experience, specializes on complex distributed scalable systems. Active participant and speaker of many international conferences. Founder and coach in training center XP Injection. Organizer and founder of Selenium Camp, JEEConf, XP Days Ukraine and IT Brunch conferences. Founder of active “Anonymous developers club” (uadevclub).

Speaker's activity

Code review at large scale

November 11th

17:15

Talk

Russian

When you work in a small collocated team many engineering practices and approaches are relatively easy to use and adapt. In large project with many teams working on the same product this task is not so simple. I want to share experience report in implementing Code Review practice in big product development team (more than 150 people, 10+ feature teams). In this talk we will review what approaches works in such setup and what don’t work, what tools and additional practices are needed to support Code Review and make it more effective, what difficulties and blockers will you probably see in the real life cases, what useful metrics could be produced by this practice.

How QA engineers could affect product quality? Or couldn't?

November 12th

17:15

Talk

Russian

Most frequently we are using words “testing” and “tester” when talk about product quality. But does testing or tester role affect quality? The eternal struggle between QC and QA… Yes, I’m almost sure you understand this, but why nothing is changed in most of teams? Because we need mind shift in our heads and more global changes in QA processes. Who QA engineers are and what are their responsibilities, activities, duties in modern development world? What options do they have to affect product quality and improve it if developers are responsible for product development? In this talk I will try to find detailed practical answers to all these questions. Let’s change development world together!

How TDD helps to produce better design, or not?

November 12th

14:00

Lightning talk

Russian

TDD is well known approach to develop more clear and less buggy solutions, completely covered with tests as a bonus. But what about design? Some people think that TDD also helps design to emerge as implementation grows, so there will be just enough design in place when all cases are covered. Others think that without general design skills and experience output from TDD will be a garbage from design perspective. In this talk we will try to cover this topic in all details, focusing on TDD usage at different levels and with different styles.