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Sebastien Barbieri


Cross Media Solution Engineer, RTBF

Location: Brussels, Belgium


Certified ScrumMaster


Groups I belong to

Agile in Belgium


I have started learning agile concept in 2004. Then with several trial and errors, I started implementing some good practice at Belgacom Skynet such as Unit Testing and Continuous Integration.

With Geoffrey Vandiest we explored some even better concept and read a bit more about XP.

Then after reading Ken Schwaber books I definitively started following the Agile way.

In 2008-2010 I attended "Agile tour" France and met a lot of amazing agile people including Pascal Van Cauwenberghe who allowed me to hook-up with the Belgian Agile Community.

I had in 2010 the opportunity to meet, as a trainer, Jeff Sutherland during the 2010 Brussel's CSM training and that was a real revelation. I now take every opportunity I have to use that methodology the best I can.

Since then I successfully pushed several project with Scrum using agile method (such as XP pair programming, BDD, TDD ...)

Some of the project pushed so far:

RTBF Sport site:

Samsung Smart TV web application:

and other small internal projects.

Challenges keep coming but with the Scrum methodology, I have no fear anymore.

Even the biggest challenge ever: Convincing management to embrace Scrum seems on a good way.



Work experience

RTBF, Cross Media Solution Engineer
October 2008 - Present, Brussels, Belgium
National Belgian Broadcaster (french speaking part) This job is a real opportunity to have great challenges while defending good values. All websites (Front-end, back-office, servers...) below this one are done by a team of 4-8 persons including me: Some apps too: Smart TV apps + confidential stuff, keep on watching!

SBW, Owner
April 2007 - Present, Brussels, Belgium
E-mail marketing solutions design Security audit PHP programming Project Management Code audit Best practice consultancy

Belgacom Skynet, Content Architect & Expert Team Leader
November 2003 - October 2008, Brussels, Belgium
Amazing Projects: - SSO - SEO - BelgacomTV - Secure deployment - Continuous Integration - many more

Belgacom Skynet - Infonie, Developer
September 1998 - October 2003, Brussels, Belgium
The internet startup time Great projects (connected TV, setup boxes, wap, wml, xhtml, mobile devices, sms marketing, e-mail marketing, ...) Great opportunities (Content integration/Content production)


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