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SPaMCAST 526 features an interview with Freddie Clark.  Mr. Clark is a tester and Scrum Master by day and video game entrepreneur in the evening.  We had an in-depth conversation about using Scrum and other agile techniques in a lean startup environment.  It is not the same as the standard corporate environment.

Freddie’s Bio

Freddie hails from Cleveland, Ohio where he discovered an enthusiasm for games at an early age. When he was not forced to play outside, he was enjoying co-op games with his friends at home. This excitement led him to earn a degree in Game Design and Development at Rochester Institute of Technology. During his college career, Freddie found a passion for the production process, which he fostered through various experiences in this industry. More recently, Freddie has been exploring the world of Agile and independent game development, which he is using as he oversees the production and design of his new independent game studio, Misfitmakers.

Email: faclark16@gmail.com

Twitter: @gwaanybyte  

Company Twitter: @misfitmakers

Re-Read Saturday News
We are re-reading Bad Blood, Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 – Buy a copy and read along).  This week we tackle two related chapters. Over the course of the book to date, we have seen secrets and lies (hence the title), intellectual theft, poor diagnostics and careers being destroyed.  This week we add a suicide to the hot mess that is Theranos.

Week 9 – Lightning a Fuisz and Ian Gibbonshttps://bit.ly/2QR7poR

Previous Entries:
Week 1 – Approach and Introductionhttps://bit.ly/2J1pY2t   

Week 2 — A Purposeful Life and Gluebothttps://bit.ly/2RZANGh

Week 3 — Apple Envy, Goodbye East Paly and Childhood Neighborshttps://bit.ly/2zbOTeO

Week 4 — A Reflectionhttps://bit.ly/2RA6AfT

Week 5 — Sunnyhttps://bit.ly/2AZ5tRq

Week 6 – The miniLab –  https://bit.ly/2rfmwJh

Week 7 – Wellness Playhttps://bit.ly/2rqUYk6

Week 8 – Who is LTC Shoemakerhttps://bit.ly/2GkbWv0

 

Next SPaMCAST
SPaMCAST 527, our last podcast this year, will feature our essay revisiting user story maps.  User story maps are a versatile tool. A tool that is underused — we seek to rectify that situation.

We will also have a column from Susan Parente!