5 Whys Challenge: Dror Helper

Can you feel it? The conference is getting closer!

Maybe all the touchy-feely-processy things don’t rock your boat. I mean, we almost forgot that the agile manifesto talked about “working software”, somebody’s got to build it. So if you want to learn some ninja coding techniques, the Agile Practitioners 2015 program has got you covered too.

Today’s challenger is Dror Helper, a clean coder, and a black belt in the school of unit testing. His talk “DESIGNING WITH TESTS”, is about TDD, where the final D stands for Design. Let’s see what Dror has to say:

Why should people come to the conference?

It is a great opportunity to meet other professionals who are passionate about being agile and want to learn more. In the past I had interesting conversations with conference attendees and learnt quite a lot. 

Why should people come to my session?

To learn about TDD 🙂

If you want to add another great design methodology to your tool belt – this is the session you need to hear.

It doesn’t matter if you tried TDD in the past or just beginning with unit testing.

Why did I choose the topic?

There have been quite a lot of misunderstanding in this field and although it seems as if TDD exist since the beginning of time it is still misunderstood and misused.

I hate to see software developers avoid this practice due to bad experience and lack of understanding of how it works and so I’ve decided to create a session that shows TDD with a “real” application – not just a trivial example.

Why I think you should go to AGILE FROM THE EXECUTIVE FLOOR – DEFINING AGILITY IN BUSINESS TERMS session by Yuval Yeret?

I’ve been a software developer forever, even today I still consider myself a technical person. Having to explain to “top brass” how a proposed change would benefit the organization become part of my job and so I want to hear Yuval’s experience and incites on the topic.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

There is no chicken…


Wait, what? No chicken?

Can’t be every other speaker has seen it. Maybe it was kidnapped. Or Hen-napped. I’ll keep my eyes open.

You leave the chicken search to me, and you go register.

If we’re lucky, we’ll get the chicken its own session by conference time.



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