DevDays Europe 2022

Giovanni Asproni

Position: Co-Founder & CTO

Company: Launch Ventures

Country: UK


Giovanni is a co-founder and CTO at Launch Ventures, Before co-founding Launch Ventures he has worked for many years as a developer, architect, and consultant, in projects of all sizes—from small, to very large scale.

His expertise ranges from software design and programming to software project management, and agile software development. He is a frequent conference speaker, and organiser. He has contributed two chapters to the book ’97 Things Every Programmer Should Know’ published by O’Reilly.


Remote Mob Programming In a High Stakes Environment

When you have a newly formed remote team, which has to deliver a system in a high stakes environment—including very short deadlines, high visibility (especially for failure), limited knowledge of some of the technologies to use, and some hard security and accessibility constraints—remote mob programming might not be at the top of your list of methods to use.

Yet, this is what we did to deliver successfully, and to very high-quality standards one of the backend systems used by the COVID-19 app—the covid app used in England, and Wales, UK.

In this talk Giovanni will share some lessons learned (warts and all) on how remote mob programming helped them achieve their very challenging goals, learning a lot in the process.

Session Keywords

🔑 Mob Programming
🔑 Agile

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