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GOTO Night 2

When: 12. Mar 2012 at 19:00 -


GOTO Night - Karl Krukow & Michael Franken

We invite you to an interesting GOTO Night on behalf of GOTO Amsterdam.

Date Monday, 12th March, 2012
Time 19:00 / 7PM
Venue Pakhuis de Zwijger
Address Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam

Costs Free of charge
Snacks & refreshments included
Speakers Karl Krukow & Michael Franken

Our Goals

  • Present top-notch speakers
  • Network with the Dutch IT community
  • Create awareness of GOTO Amsterdam

There will be no on-site Wireless Internet available.

"Introducing Calabash" by Karl Krukow

Calabash is a new open-source technology for automated functional testing of Android and iOS apps. Calabash combines advanced automation technology with the Cucumber tool. Developers or QA staff can write executable tests that closely match the use cases for the app. Tests are written in a natural language close to the application business domain, and the cucumber tool can execute those tests on Android or iOS devices or simulators.

This talk will introduce Calabash and LessPainful, which provides test execution as a service. The LessPainful test service runs Calabash tests concurrently on many physical, non-jailbroken devices running various languages and operating system versions.

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Short Bio
Karl Krukow is tech. lead on iOS test automation at LessPainful. He graduated as a PhD student from University of Aarhus in 2006 with a thesis in computer science. Karl has several years experience with iOS development and has previously been working with Web technologies like JavaScript, Ruby on Rails and restful webservices, Java Enterprise consulting, teaching and conferences. His current professional passion is iOS automation and the Clojure programming language.

"You Are Doing It Wrong" by Michael Franken

We're seeing too many pitiful implementations of Scrum. Cases where Scrum is viewed as a set of simple practices, which are imposed on the development team. Without any connection to the business and no urge to serve customers early and continuously through valuable software. By playing a game 'live on stage' and explaining how to use Lean's pull system, we're making a point to use Scrum with more guts, more fun, more impact and more results! When time allows we'll show a very successful large scale Scrum implementation in the Netherlands.

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Short Bio
Michael has 20 years IT experience. As a management consultant and CTO, Michael has performed audits and advised management teams. Clients include: Port of Rotterdam, Albert Heijn, Schiphol Groep, UWV, KPN, Nidera, SNS Reaal and City of Amsterdam. Michael is CEO of Zilverline. Michael is the founder and chairman of He is a former board member of the Agile Consortium Benelux (

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