Scrum is in the Air

On Monday I spent a few hours talkin’ Scrum with Agile On The Boat folk. AOTB is a pretty cool initiative that gathers around scrum masters, product owners, project managers, software developers, and anyone within Wroclaw’s software development scene to discuss the Agile Method. The topic of this weeks session was “Technically Aware Scrum Master”…

Saxon Switzerland

“Wait. You went to Switzerland? In Germany?” Yes. And no. Let me explain. Saxon Switzerland is a national park around the Elbe river valley south-east of Dresden, Germany. In 1766 two Swiss artists were appointed to the Dresden Academy of Arts, and in their letters back home they described their new place of residence as…

Snow Hike

Even though we’re about halfway through January as of this writing, winter has been pretty modest for us in Wroclaw thus far. The temperatures have hardly dipped below freezing, snow is almost none existent, and I even rode my scooter to work a couple of times. In January! So today, on a tip from Ania’s…

Dresden Fado Walking

Dresden is only a three-hour drive from Wrocław, but we had a long weekend to kill this past August, so we spent a couple of nights in East Germany to make the most of it. Naturally, Fado, our chocolate Labrador, had to come with, so I ran a quick Airbnb search for a place that…

TMW#6 Mountain Hiking, Happiness, & NSX.

1. Szczeliniec – The Table Mountains A week ago Sunday we took a trip to do some dog-assisted hiking to the highest peak of the Table Mountains. I say dog-assisted because Fado pulled us right up the 650+ steps it took to climb the scenic overview of the valley below. Partially because Fado just loves…

Wild Stones

The German name for this mountain spot in the south of Poland is Wilde Löcher, which Google translates into Wilde Holes or Openings. Polish translation would sound more like Erroneous Rocks. The overall idea is that there are a lot of big rocks, stones, and boulders here with very tight walkways made in-between, making getting…

Beaver Walking

We came across a pretty remarkable sight today when walking Fado along the river bank. At first I thought that someone went chainsaw happy for a bond fire nearby, but upon closer inspection both Ania and I knew what it really was; beavers! I’ve never seen beaver damage up close before, but their handy…err, tooth…