These questions came from Stéfane Wojewoda at InfoQ in France. They are great questions, so I make the answers available here:Opening
From the interviewer :
Alistair in the Hexagone
(note: “Hexagone” is a French word-play, the reference to the Hexagonal Architecture (discussion: Re: Hexagonal architecture) and also to the shape of France, roughly hexagonal, and hence sometimes referred to as “l’hexagone”)
“With microservices architecture the code designed is sometimes as entangled as it was with layered architecture. The business logic is still mixed up with presentation or formatting, leading to a high [...]
Jim Highsmith and I decided in autumn 2001 to create an agile conference for all roles, all methodologies (“big tent”). At the time, there was only the annual XP conference, which was programmer-centric, XP-only. We set June 2003, Salt Lake City, as the date and place.
Todd Little offered to help us shortly thereafter, and was instrumental in making the 2003 and 2004 conferences a success.
Here is a video of his fun description of orchestrating the creation of what is called the “big agile conference”, now up to 2,500 people.
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