This month is lightning talks, we have a great selection lined up already
- Andy Longshaw – We said it would be simple, not easy
- Clare Sudbery – Collaboration
- Gemma Cameron – The Bug-Free Backlog
- James Jefferies – Hidden Queues
- Nima Montazeri – Micro services
- Matthew Cannon – TBC
Grab a ticket!
We have space for one, maybe two more people to speak, if you’re interested get in touch. @xpmanchester on twitter, the usual google groups etc.
Madlab from 6:30, starting at 7pm
This will be an open space session to re-examine the XP values of Communication, Simplicity, Feedback, Courage and Respect. As a group, you will begin by exploring how the values align with what you and your peers find yourselves doing from day-to-day as you develop software and systems. You will then have a chance to introduce your own questions into the discussion so please have a think about how your work aligns with what you believe to be the values and principles of XP and bring your questions with you.
We’re at Madlab, starting at 7pm
Feedback is one of the core XP Values. Quick feedback cycles allow us to avoid waste from going in the wrong direction and keep our confidence and morale high to continue going the right way.
TDD is one way of seeking this feedback. Often, we have a framework of preference and we just use it – but what considerations went into it? How does it help or hinder your thinking?
In his excellent book, TDD by Example, Kent Beck, the Yoda of Extreme Programming presents an exercise where he bootstraps his own TDD framework, building in better and better feedback loops. In this session of xpman, we’ll follow in his footsteps.
And what self respecting Jedi hasn’t built their own lightsabre?
In this talk, 65 million years in the making, your esteemed host Andrew Seward (@MrAndrew) explores what went wrong at Jurassic Park; what mistakes were made by the leadership, Jeff Goldblum, the planners, designers, developers and dinosaur wranglers and what it can teach us about deploying complex systems into unpredictable environments.
Also why Jeff Goldblum didn’t know what the hell he was talking about.
Andrew Seward has been working in software for 12 years, he is the organiser of Tech Nottingham – a monthly software meetup and Hack24 – a 24 hour coding competition in Nottingham city centre on 2nd & 3rd May.
He is also Technical Product Manager at Esendex, a global SMS provider based in Nottingham.
Location: Madlab, Edge Street
A walk through the design, launch, and evolution of a RESTful API that ended up powering some of the largest charity campaigns in the UK. We’ll go through what worked, what didn’t, along with some tips and advice to help you grow your own API to be ready for consumption by just about anyone.
David is an independent software consultant based in London focusing on iterative software delivery, developer mentoring and cultural change.
Prior to consulting David spent almost half a decade as the technical architect at JustGiving, and has done stints in telecoms, sports betting and ecommerce.
Location: Either Madlab or New Federation House (TBC)
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A practical session to explore two extreme TDD strategies and the confidence they give us. The session will provide an opportunity to explore the TDD activities which make us feel happy and make us feel uncomfortable. It will be run in two short parts with an opportunity to reflect and discuss thoughts and ideas at the end of the session. The idea is that it will challenge those who do TDD on a daily basis as to the reason for really doing TDD, and it will provide an excellent introduction to TDD for anyone who is new to it with a headstart in where to focus time and attention while following the key steps.
The session will be a paired kata so please bring laptops.
We’re still based at New Federation House, not Madlab.
from 6:30, coding starts at 7pm, see you there!
Starting at 7pm
Please note: We’re NOT at Madlab this month, we’re in temporary accommodation whilst they fix the place :)