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It’s Diwali season, time to light all your Certificates

Burning Certificate

Diwali, the festival of lights, is a major festival for us. Apart from all the lights, new clothes, great food, relatives, etc there is one other very important aspect of Diwali. Its about cleaning your place and getting rid of all the crap. I was just thinking about this and it occurred to me that this could be a good time to ask folks in the Agile community to get rid of all the crappy certificates that they have collected from those Scam Master training. Its time to set yourself free from the illusion of certification. What better time than Diwali to set them ablaze?

She’ll come back as fire, to burn all the liars,
And leave a blanket of ash on the ground.

With this, under the ASCI umbrella I would like to announce a series of 2 day free [almost free] workshops in India. I’m planning to call them UnCertification workshop. We won’t be giving you any certificate.

  • Test Driven Design [TDD] – covering Unit testing, Refactoring and Simple Design – Object Orientation, Java and Eclipse IDE knowledge prerequisite.
  • Agile Testing – focusing on various Test Automation strategies and tools that suit Agile projects
  • Iteration Zero : How to setup a development environment for Agile teams, what tools are needed, how to manage configuration management, etc
  • Release planning – Projection inception and planning techniques

All these would be hands on workshops. Which means, item 1-3 will require computers and item 4 will require lots of index cards and walls. If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please drop me a note with your details and the city you would be interested in having one or more of these workshops conducted.

Thanks to Vikrant for creating the logo.

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