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Full name

Pascal Van Cauwenberghe

Job Consultant
email pvc_agiletour [at] nayima [dot] be
Company Nayima
City (Country) Brussels
Time 1h
Type of Conference Workshop / 40 attendees
Level Everybody

Everyone can write concurrent code using Test Driven Design? Inconceivable!


Pascal Van Cauwenberghe is a consultant based in Brussels who tries to solve more problems than he creates. To do this, he uses Agile, Lean, Theory of Constraints and Systems Thinking techniques. He’s one of the founders of the Belgian XP group and one of the organizers of XP Days Benelux. One day he and Vera Peeters invented the “XP Game“, because they couldn’t explain XP to their team and customers. They’ve learned that games are an ideal way to learn. Since then he tries to transform work into play…


Being able to work on concurrent problems and systems is becoming mandatory for everyone in IT. But it looks insanely hard and our familiar tools (like TDD) don't seem to work. Come and play part of our Parallel Human Computer. We'll "program" (teach) you using TDD. Once programmed, you'll solve a complicated puzzle easily by collaborating with the other participants "inside" the computer. You'll see that it's not so hard and really good fun! And maybe you'll start to think differently about systems. No computers or programming experience required!


No previous programming knowledge required, but it's a bonus if you know what programming, test driven development and concurrent systems are.

Benefits for the attendees

Understand concurrent systems problems and solutions. Learn how you can apply Test Driven Design to concurrent code. Experience how a parallel computer works and is programmed. Discover how simple rules and collaboration can solve complicated problems

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