The Experimentation Mindset
Among the traits that distinguish a good team from a great team is their ability to innovate. Despite the rhetoric in favor of innovation, most organizations are stuck in an implementation mindset, stifling creativity, excellence, and the resultant innovation. The experimentation mindset frees us from self-imposed constraints, allowing us to continually learn and improve. In this session, we’ll talk about how we learn as individuals and how we learn as organizations. We’ll take a look at some examples of the experimentation mindset happening in the agile community today and we’ll talk about how you can foster such a mindset in your own organization.
You’ve heard it: accessibility is important. We must make our websites and applications conform to accessibility standards. But what about the rest of our communications and interactions? As tech professionals we send emails, write documentation, write code, vent our frustrations on Twitter, and much more. We create content daily, whether we realize it or not, and there are many small things we can do to make our communication more accessible. In this talk we will delve into the ways in which, especially when working remotely, we communicate and interact, and the little things we can do to make those communications more accessible for all.