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#xpman 94 – Introduction to Design Thinking

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Come along and try out our workshop exploring the process of Design Thinking and Human-Centered design with Colin Preston (@colinpreston).

The session will be fast-paced and split up into several tasks. You will be working in small groups in a fun lively environment so be prepared to get stuck in.

During the session, we will explore divergent and convergent thinking, a fundamental concept of design thinking.

Doors open at 6.30 to start at 7.

Tickets available here.

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Written by James Jeffries

April 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm

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#xpman 93 – Legacy code refactoring

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This month we have an exercise in refactoring legacy code from Kieran Hewitson. The code looks like someone has done a TDD kata without the refactor step throughout, so has nested if statements and the like. The session will be about writing some tests that cover the code and then work on refactoring it without breaking it.

Bring along a laptop. Doors open at half 6 and we’ll be starting at 7.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xpman-93-legacy-code-refactoring-tickets-43805147375

Written by James Jeffries

March 4, 2018 at 2:41 pm

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#xpman 92 – Stock Ordering Kata

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This month we’ll be working on a kata based around ordering stock so bring a laptop.

Doors open at half 6 and we’ll be starting at 7.

Tickets available at the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xpman-92-stock-ordering-kata-tickets-42848934316

Written by James Jeffries

February 4, 2018 at 8:19 pm

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#xpman 91 – Refactoring legacy code

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This month we’ll be working on refactoring some legacy code. We’ll learn some techniques for getting code covered by tests and refactoring to improve it’s design.

You will need a laptop. Doors open at 18.30 and we’ll be starting at 19.00

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

January 5, 2018 at 11:57 am

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#xpman 90 – christmas kata

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This month we have a light hearted Christmas themed kata. Bring along a laptop.

Doors open at 6.30 to start at 7.

Tickets available below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xpman-90-christmas-kata-tickets-41243195508

Written by James Jeffries

December 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm

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#xpman 89 – Ethics

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This month we have a session on ethics with Andy Longshaw and Debbie Roycroft.
From the VW emissions scandal to the targeting of social media advertising in elections, the discussion around morals and ethics in technology has grown louder over the past few years. This session will mix presentation and group work to explore why digital technology seems generally to be an amoral/unethical occupation and will seek practical things we could do to address our behaviours.
To lighten the mood of what could be a troubling evening, we will conclude with a game of “real or not real” where attendees will be asked to judge whether certain publicly visible ethical or moral dilemmas involving technology are real or not real. Please bring along your own scenarios for this, whether real or not real.
We are interested in understanding attitudes towards ethics in the technology industry within the community. Please fill in and share the short survey below. Answera are anonymous.
https://goo.gl/forms/bSQIhyP8iOZWVWKD3
Doors open at half 6 to start at 7.
Tickets available at the link below
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xp-manchester-89-ethics-tickets-39567515504

Written by James Jeffries

November 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

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#xpman 88 – Event Sourcing the Checkout Kata

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EventSourcing is the best thing ever?

In this session we’ll discuss what EventSourcing is, its pros and cons, and some use-cases.

To make it real we’ll be running through a semi-guided EventSourced Checkout kata.

Before the event:

Madlab’s doors open at half 6 to get started at 7.

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

October 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm

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