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#xpman 74 – the git kata – 11th August

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This month we have the git kata with Gary Hall (@garymcleanhall)

Git is extremely powerful when compared to other VCS you might have used before. It is flexible. You can do almost anything with it. Now we have a version control system that allows all kinds of cool stuff. Are you going to try that on your production repository? Are you lookin forward toward facing an especially tricky (i.e gitty) problem for the first time with your production repository shortly before the next release? If not Git Kata are a great way to hone you skills before you need them, in the relaxed environment of a sandbox.

Meeting at MadLab from half 6 and we’ll get started at 7. Bring a laptop.

Tickets available here

Written by James Jeffries

July 30, 2016 at 8:20 am

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#xpman 73 – Lightning Talks

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This month we have a great collection of lightning talks

– How we are trying to improve the flow of our kanban board – Martin Tierney

– What we learnt form the mob – Simon Dutton

– Talking about design – Kevin Rutherford

– Test Driven Novel Writing – Clare Sudbury

– Just enough modelling – Matt Cannon

– How we’re going about replacing a legacy system by understanding our Core Domain – Naeem Sarfraz

Doors open at half 6 and we’ll get started at 7. We’ll be finished by 9 and moving on to the pub.

Get your tickets here.

Written by James Jeffries

June 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm

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09/06/2016 #xpman 72 – Logic Programming with @ryanwgough

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This month’s session will be on Logic Programming. As well as looking at what it is, how to do it and what benefits it can bring, we will also work in groups to complete a fun logic programming kata and then discuss what lessons can be taken from this approach and applied more generally.

The kata will be completed in Racket Datalog, which provides a nice environment to experiment with simple logic programs. Install Racket from here: https://racket-lang.org/

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We’ll be at Madlab from 18:30, starting at 19:00.

Written by Mark Kirschstein

June 6, 2016 at 9:03 am

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#xpman May 12th Stocks, flows and systems thinking

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This month we have a workshop on systems thinking. I’ll be introducing a way of modelling systems using stock and flow diagrams, discuss different types of feedback loops and look at different ways of changing systems.

We’ll be meeting at Madlab from 6.30pm to start at 7pm on Thursday May 12th.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stocks-flows-and-systems-thinking-tickets-24840169616

Written by James Jeffries

April 30, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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April’s #xpman – TDD as if you meant it with @keithb_b

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This month’s session is TDD as if you meant it, hosted by Keith Braithwaite.

This is a practical session aimed at people with a coding background.

We’ll be at Madlab from 6:30, starting the session at 7pm.

Grab a ticket – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xpmanchester-70-tdd-as-if-you-meant-it-tickets-24375631169

Written by Mark Kirschstein

April 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

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#xpman March 10th – ‘How does that work at scale?’ – @JohnnoNolan

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During March’s session you’re going to experience the pains of growing teams and working with multiple teams. If you’ve ever experienced (or thought about experiencing) the joys of ‘scaling up’ an agile process to work with more people, you’re going to like this one.

John ‘Oh god’ Nolan will be guiding us through the evening.

We’ll be at Madlab from 18:30 for a pre-natter and starting the session at 7.

Grab a free ticket if you’re coming!

Written by Mark Kirschstein

February 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

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#xpman 68 – Bringing User Stories to Life, with @ruby_gem

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As a manager
I want to manage
So I can manage things

If you’ve ever seen (and despaired) about user stories similar to the above, you must’ve thought, “what’s the point?”. There must be a better way to share ideas than this…

Well there is! And Gemma Cameron is here to show us how.

Bring some of your own user stories to this session and we will transform them into rich, vibrant expressions that more effectively communicate the true value and benefits of your product.
Please bring a laptop to this workshop.

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At Madlab, from 6:30

Written by Mark Kirschstein

February 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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