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Would You Be Interested In A Conference Talk About The Different "Schools Of TDD"?

n_develop profile image Lars Richter Updated on ・1 min read

I'm planning to apply at two or three conferences this year. While thinking about possible topics, I thought about one of my favorite topics: Test-Driven Development. I like to read and talk about TDD. It sparks interesting discussions, like the "Is TDD dead" discussion, and forces developers to think about their processes and workflows.

While I'm familiar with the "classic" schools of TDD, the "Detroit School" and the "London School", I recently learned, that there is more. David Völkel invented the "Munich School of TDD". And, staying in Germany for that matter, there is also a "St. Pauli School of TDD". These instantly sparked my interest. So at the moment, I'm trying to play with these new concepts.

Do you think a talk about the different schools of TDD would be worth preparing? Or would it be "just another TDD talk, nobody wants to hear"? I would love to hear your opinion about that.

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Matt Eland

I write frequently on software quality and can tell you that despite my studies in the area, I think I'd learn new things from your schools of tdd talk. Propose it, but keep audience takeaways in mind.

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Lars Richter Author

Hi Matt. Thank you for your feedback. Especially the part about the audience takeaways is important.
I created a proposal template based on the awesome blogpost by Niall Merrigan called "Make me an offer I can't refuse – Writing an abstracts for a CFP": blog.ndcconferences.com/make-me-an...

How do you make sure, that your proposal has everything it needs?

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Matt Eland

I think that article is fantastic and the best resource I've seen on the matter besides perhaps Scott Hanselman's video on conference talks.

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Dmitry Maksyoma

Definitely interesting! I ever see only a few TDD talks though.

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Lars Richter Author

That's true. But I'm wondering if this is because nobody wants to hear about it anymore, or if there is another reason.

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Nans Dumortier

Anything TDD-related is interesting to me, and I definitely think this talk would be of interest !

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Lars Richter Author

I'm happy to hear that. Thank you for your feedback.

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Taylor York

I would watch a video or read a blog post about it. Sounds interesting to me!

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Lars Richter Author

Maybe I should also write a post about it. 😃

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alancasey

Yes! Count me in.

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Lars Richter Author

I do. :-)
It's good to hear that people like the idea of the talk.

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Hibo Abdilaahi

Did this happen? I would be interested reading/watching if it's available for the public?