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Rouan Wilsenach

Principal software engineer

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Here is a list of talks I’ve presently recently. Please get in touch if you’d like me to present at your conference or event.


Fail better with QA in Production
Lean Agile Scotland 2019, video, slides, event details

The curious case of the production incident
DevConf 2018 - video, slides, event details

QA in production: the tests we never wrote and the production monitoring we use instead
Agile Africa 2017 - video, slides, event details

Organised chaos: real-world JavaScript microservices
JavaScript in South Africa 2017 - video, slides, event details

Surround yourself with data: how to create dashboards that help you uncover what’s really going on
DevConf 2016 - slides, event details

Techniques for stress-free software releases
Scrum Gathering Johannesburg 2015 - slides, event details

Why you should be a polyglot programmer
Tech4Africa Jo’burg 2015 - slides, event details

Emergent Design: Cakes, Showers and Electricians
Agile Africa 2015 - video, slides, event details
PHP Craft 2015 - slides, event details

How to make your CSS not suck
JavaScript in South Africa 2015 (with Socrates Hlapolosa) - slides, code

Annotator - bring the conversation to your content
JavaScript in South Africa 2014 - summary, code

Four Attributes of an Agile Business
Agile Africa 2014 - video, slides, event details

Using lineman to build fat JS apps independent of the server-side
JavaScript in South Africa 2013 (with Daniel Temme) - code

TDD and Pair Programming demonstration
Tech4Africa 2012 (during “Agile Software Development” presentation and workshop, with Patrick Turley, Daniel Temme and Prasanna Pendse)

User groups and community events

Fail better: learn from the real world with QA in Production
August 2019 SingularIT Meetup - slides

Useful bits: a medley of tips for effective full-stack JavaScript development
November 2017 Jozi.JS Meetup - slides, event details

Contributing to open source is easier than you think
May 2017 Developer User Group Johannesburg - slides, event details
September 2019 Tes Engineering Knowledge Sharing, video, event details

DevOps Culture
November 2015 Scrum User Group Johannesburg - slides, event details
February 2016 Developer User Group Johannesburg - slides, event details

Lean Enterprise
August 2015 ThoughtWorks Community Event (with Barry O’Reilly) - event details

Let’s release it: An introduction to Continuous Delivery
October 2014 Scrum User Group Johannesburg - slides, event details

August 2014 ThoughtWorks Tech Radar - slides, event details

Infrastructure as code, with Puppet and Vagrant
April 2014 Developer User Group - slides, code, event details

The JavaScript juggernaut rolls on
March 2014 ThoughtWorks Tech Radar - slides, event details

Developer Yoga: How being flexible helps
LevelUp Jozi - slides

Infrastructure as code
July 2013 ThoughtWorks Tech Radar (with Rachel Laycock) - slides, event details, press