Upcoming Industry Talk on Continuous Delivery by Thomas Fricke of Endocode

We will host an industry talk on “Continuous Delivery” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Thomas Fricke, Endocode
  • about: Continuous Delivery
  • on: January 18th, 2018, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Upcoming Industry Talk on Richtung Innovation – Scrum und Design Thinking (in German) by Radouane el Marjani of 365farmnet

We will host an industry talk on “Richtung Innovation – Scrum und Design Thinking” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Radouane el Marjani, 365farmnet
  • about: Richtung Innovation – Scrum und Design Thinking
  • on: January 25th, 2018, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Upcoming Industry Talk on Advanced Scrum Master – From Applying Scrum to Understanding Agility by Mario Berger and Martin Wurm of Mister Spex

We will host an industry talk on “Advanced Scrum Master – From applying Scrum to understanding agility” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Mario Berger and Martin Wurm, Mister Spex
  • about: Advanced Scrum Master – From applying Scrum to understanding agility
  • on: December 14th, 2017, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Upcoming Industry Talk on Tipps and Tricks for Product Owners by Paul Möller of SAP SE

We will host an industry talk on “Tipps and Tricks for Product Owners” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.

  • by: Paul Möller, SAP SE
  • about: Tipps and Tricks for Product Owners
  • on: December 7th, 2017, 10:15 Uhr
  • at: TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, room MAR 4.065
  • as part of: AMOS speaker series

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Call for Papers: 1st Workshop on Innovative Software Engineering Education (ISEE 2018)

http://www1.in.tum.de/isee2018

In conjunction with the Software Engineering Conference 2018 in Ulm, March 6, 2018

Motivation

The number of students continuously increases and presents ever greater challenges for instructors in software engineering. In courses with a huge number of students, it is particularly difficult to motivate students to actively participate. At the same time, practice-oriented and project-related training is becoming increasingly important, but project courses in cooperation with industry are often associated with high costs.

Digital teaching, online courses and new teaching concepts complement the curriculum. They offer a wide range of possibilities for modern and attractive teaching, but pose methodical, technical and organizational challenges for instructors.

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Call for Papers: 3rd Workshop on Continuous Software Engineering (CSE 2018)

http://cse2018.swc-rwth.de/

In conjunction with Software Engineering 2018

Ulm, March 6, 2018

Scope of the workshop

In order to develop and deliver high-quality products to their customers, software companies have to adopt state-of-the-art software development processes. To face this challenge, companies are applying innovative methods, approaches and techniques like agile methods, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, test automation, infrastructure as code or container-based virtualization.

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High-tech and the rights to your body

A friend’s post alerted me to the potential overreach of copyright and commercial law when it comes to the human body. The particular post was about tattoo artists who tried to make money of sport professionals who had integrated the tattoos into their professional persona: The company who had bought the tattoo artists’ designs claims that the copyright to the art extends to the performances of professionals showing the art. Hence they wanted money for any performance, here as part of the professionals appearing in video games.

It is easy to extend this to high-tech. The consequences could be dire, if the enhanced human body would become subject to overreaching intellectual property rights held by companies. Imagine a pacemaker for your heart that has only been licensed to you and you lack the necessary data and rights to make it work over time. I’m sure some company will come up with a pacemaker that needs to get a license key every year or so from the company’s license server. Would the company let the person die, if he or she fails to pay the annual license fee? In case you wonder whether anyone would accept such a pacemaker into their heart (pun intended): Just imagine being poor enough to not be able to pay for the medical procedure. Or imagine requiring a particularly innovative pacemaker function that only this one manufacturer offers and you can’t pay for the perpetual license.

If this seems far-fetched, you should note that this is already happening in other contexts. For example, John Deere, a leading manufacturer of tractors and other farming equipment is only leasing its tractors and the software to farmers. John Deere argues that farmers don’t own the tractor and its data any longer, John Deere remains the owner. As a consequence, all data from the farmers’ tractors is planned to end up in John Deere data centers and farmers who don’t keep paying might be cut of their equipment and its data.

The Internet and interconnectedness is making it happen. It is indeed time to clarify ownership and limits of ownership, in particular when it comes to the human body and its rights. Indeed an interesting time for lawyers (and everyone else).