Aditya is VinSol’s first certified Scrum Master.
Ever since he completed his training, we have had a much better control over and understanding of the Scrum process that we use for our projects, leading to a much better control over our projects.
Thanks to Aditya, the wall just across my cabin is now full of Product Backlogs, Sprint Backlogs, Burn
Down Charts and post-it notes which move from “not started”, “working” to “done” columns.
As it became evident in the Sprint Retrospective meeting, the biggest advantages for me after implementing scrum at VinSol were “More accountability for everybody (whether a chicken or a pig, refer the commited vs. involved Scrum joke)” and
“More insight into the development progress at any point of time”
The sprint retrospective meeting looks like we are taking some exam.
The second delhi.rb meetup was organized at VinSol on Thursday, 19th July, 2007. It was attended by 11 rails enthusiasts.
I gave an introduction to Full Text Search and Solr. And then gave a demo of acts_as_solr plugin. Seems it was well received by all.
Sur, then presented Advanced Ruby, with a lot of live code. Everybody was amazed at what all ruby has to offer for metaprogramming. Infact the talk inspired more people to write plugins. I definitely know of one which is being written and will post about it as soon as it’s released.
Here’s a pic from the meetup, very interesting titled by Sur as Manik with MAC.
It was a great evening. Looking forward to more of these.
update: Sur just blogged about the meetup here
Here’s the flicker photopool for the event.
Aditya had participated in a travel widget development competition organized by Opera.
It was a tight competition and not withstanding the fact that he started out late, he could still finish the widget and submit it just a few minutes before the deadline.
The good news is that his widget “TravelMate” won the competition and he will be soon receiving a window mobile phone from opera. Read more about it here
Aditya, as modest as he always is, gave a lot of credit for his win to the other members of the vinsol team.