Building Products at Scale - Release Trains (Part II)

In Part I [https://www.vodovnik.com/2022/07/08/how-id-build-products/], we ended up with a well-defined product backlog. Our Engineering Team can go into their Sprint Planning with a list of well-refined list of User Stories and plan their sprint. However, the Engineering team does not live in a…

Building products at scale - The Backlog (Part I)

Years ago, I wrote about how I would run a software development shop [https://medium.com/@avodovnik/a094642de166]. As I now have a chance to put most of those thoughts into practice I am greeted by the next set of challenges in my career path - how do you actually…

Cutting the grass...

I'm excited to announce that starting March 1st, I will be joining the Visual Studio for Mac team. Based out of Ljubljana, this role will be both a massive change and a massive challenge. This also means moving back to Slovenia and I wanted to write down some thoughts on moving abroad for work.…

Capturing movement data from sensors and analysing it in Azure

I've recently been lucky enough to work with Movesense [https://www.movesense.com] sensors. They're built by a Finnish company called Suunto, which most of us know as the manufacturer of dive computers, and watches. I worked with Andy Wigley on the library [https://github.com/AndyCW/MovesenseDotNet] that enables…

A New Home

It finally happened. I finally decided to move my blog from the old Wordpress system to Ghost [https://ghost.org/]. I started the project about 3 months ago, working on the code and migration when I had some spare time. It took a bunch of time, because I wrote some…

A look at Computer Vision

I am sitting in the middle of Cambridge, attending the Ternary [https://hackcambridge.com] Hackathon. Microsoft is sponsoring a challenge, and giving away some Xbox One Xs for the best use of Cognitive Services. Because of that, it was only fair that we also showcased a quick and dirty sample.…

A Quick Swim in Data Lake

As a developer, I never cared much about Data Lake. While I’ve always sort of been responsible for the full stack, including the database stuff, I tended to shy away from stuff that had too much to do with data. I’ve been working with some interesting customers recently,…