Francesco has changed the way I work, and more.
Do you love to develop software and want to learn more about how to apply design principles and practices? Are you ready to start a journey to take your software design skills to the next level?
The participants of a Software Design Adventure alternately program in pairs with Francesco to solve design challenges in order to deliver functionalities of a real application.
Francesco will show the principles he uses to make every design decision. The interaction with his pair is high. The rest of the participants can always be asked for alternative design solutions. Francesco's pair swaps at the end of each Pomodoro.
Each adventure is centered on different features and applications.
By the end of this workshop, you will have acquired greater awareness on how to make effective software design decisions, which principles to apply and why. It will be clearer to you how to choose design patterns, recognize good and bad IFs, reduce the complexity of your software system design by implementing new features or scenarios, and how to meet your deadlines maintaining maximum quality.
Year 2020 - Upcoming Adventures:
Francesco has worked at the forefront of the software industry for more than 30 years.
In a career spanning startups, corporations and freelance consulting, he has mentored thousands of professionals, developers, managers and software teams.
In the 1990s he worked as a Senior Consultant and Mentor for Sun Microsystem, expert in Software Architectures and Software Development Processes and Java and Object-Oriented Evangelist.
Francesco is one of the pioneers of agile methods. He started working on XP and TDD in 1999. He was chosen by Kent Beck as reviewer of the second edition of the book Extreme Programming Explained.
He created the Anti IF Campaign in 2007 to raise awareness in the international community of developers to apply good design principles.
He has been running the Software Design School since 2019.
Francesco created the Pomodoro® Technique, a renowned time-management tool used by millions of people all over the world, while a university student looking for a way to get more done in less time.
Senior software developer (Contractor) at Nutralete
Since attending this program with Francesco Cirillo, and learning his approach to software design, I have realized that my previous understanding of the topic was not as effective as I once thought. By understanding his approach, I have been able to significantly improve my own software design, benefiting both my team and myself. Despite the fact that my course was focused solely on software design, it has helped me become an all-around better software developer.
Agile Coach at inspearit Italy
Having experienced Francesco’s work and methodology in the past, I wanted to study with him again and try his mentoring program. Amazingly, I was able to regain immediate momentum, motivation, and obtain astonishing results, even though working remotely. This was also due in part to the organization of the sessions, which were always efficient and productive. One of the best investments I have ever made in myself. Thank you!
Software Developer at i-data.tek
Being mentored by Francesco wasn’t just your average course, following a pre-designed program involving lessons, topics, and tests which leave you with a lot of ideas but no concrete method to apply them in your daily work. Instead it was like a journey, beginning with my strengths and weaknesses, and following my actual needs in order to find my own path to becoming a better developer. In this course, Francesco guides you along the way gently; giving advice, and warning you of possible roadblocks you may encounter, while at the same time letting you explore on your own. This made the lesson much more difficult than your standard course, as it relied mainly on my own efforts and abilities, but the outcome was definitely much more productive and worthwhile than anything else I have yet experienced.
Software Engineer, Oracle
If your question is about how to write valuable software, this program is for you!! Through one-on-one lessons with Francesco you will learn how to fit the right techniques and tools in the exact phases of the software development cycle. You will fix and apply these ideas in real cases. And, last but not least, in an enjoyable way!
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