january, 2019

17jan08:3010:00Tech Breakfast - Don't worry, we'll fix it with software!Transforma fest - free event08:30 - 10:00

Event Details

This meetup is part of the transforma fest program celebrating 5 years of tranforma bxl. You are welcome to stay for the day, cowork with us for free, enjoy the other workshops and talks taking place before enjoying a concert and a drink in the evening!

The event is free, but registration is mandatory so that we know how many people to expect for breakfast.

▪ WHY YOU SHOULD COME

It all starts with a simple sentence… “Don’t worry, we’ll fix it with software”

Spoiler alert: it does not work!

In the early stage of a product development lifecycle (IoT or any kind of embedded product: robot, satellite, etc.), we tend to commit too easily to hardware choices, be it for purchasing reasons, existing legacy, vendor relationships or even loudest person preferences.

Oftentimes, the product team is reassured by the thoughts of being able to “fix it” in software later. However, the long-lasting costs, both technical and financial, of these fixes is widely underestimated most of the time and it does impair the business in the long run.

Let’s talk about it!

▪ THE SPEAKER

Maxime Castéra has spent the last 12 years leading engineering organizations in diverse industries such as medical, aerospace, robotics, A/V or fintech. Either as an external consultant or as part of a management team, Maxime specializes in making work, ideas, problems but also people visible in the organization.

For more than a decade he has helped organizations kickstart, deploy, scale autonomous product teams, locally and globally, from scale-ups to large corporations.
Maxime finds his passion in pushing the boundaries of Lean & Agile product development approaches involving deep usage of strategic play techniques.

▪ PRACTICAL INFO

When?
January 17 / 8:30 am – 10 am
Check-in starts at 8:30 am so that we can start at 9 am.

Where?
13 Av Jules Bordet – 1140 Evere

Access?
Our private parking spaces and bike shed are at your disposal. In case they are full, you can park for free on our side of the street (the other side requires a parking disc).

Public transports:

Stib: 80, 45, 69, 64, 59, 16, 62, 55
De Lijn: 178, 270, 271, 272, 470, 471, 620
SNCB: S5, S7 (5min. from the Bordet station)

JOIN THE CLUB!

You want to meet more hardware founders, and attend cool events during which they share their experience and showcase their products? Feel free to join the Brussels Hardware Social Club, the best community for hardware innovation in Brussels: https://www.meetup.com/Hardware-Brussels-Social-Club/

Time

(Thursday) 08:30 - 10:00

Location

transforma bxl

Avenue Jules Bordet 13, 1140 Bruxelles

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