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.
Grab a ticket
At Madlab, from 6:30
The saff squeeze was introduced by Kent Beck as a means of hunting down bugs using tests instead of the debugger.
It is a divide and conquer technique that makes bug squishing more methodical and creates a suite of tests as a by product. Bonus!
After a brief demonstration of the process, we will have a go ourselves in randori / mob programming fashion, laptops may be useful if we need to split into a few groups.
Battleships Prize Giveaway
As part of the evening we will be running the bot challenge and announcing the winner(s). There is still time to enter, more details in the original blog post. (You can still enter even if you can’t make Thursday’s session)
Madlab from 6:30
Grab a free ticket
We’re running another beat the bots tournament over the Christmas holidays this year. We also have sponsorship from Laterooms engineering department in the form of Amazon vouchers for the winner.
Rules and API:
The beat the bots website has a few basic opponents for you to test out your strategies.
To register for the main tournament, email me (markkirschstein -at- gmail -dot- com) with your botname and its URL.
The tournament will be run and the winner decided at the January meetup.
Have fun, and Merry Christmas!
For our final meeting of 2015 we’ll be taking on a light hearted xmas-themed kata, eating the odd mince pie and drinking the odd drink.
We will be trying to ensure there are refreshments available for the attendees, so please grab an appropriate ticket so we can cater for numbers. If you think it’s unlikely that you will be able to attend please let us know, or cancel your ticket ASAP.
As a follow on from last month’s meetup, depending on exact numbers, we may break into a few mobs to have a stab at the kata.
Get your ticket here
Madlab from 6:30, starting at 7pm
This month we have a two part session: firstly an experience report from Advanced Legal’s Team Kraken, followed by a couple of lightening talks.
Inspired by a Woody Zuill video, Team Kraken at Advanced Legal decided to give it a go for a day or so. That was in August and they’re still going. This session explores how they have adapted as a team to mobbing, what they’ve learned and why they want to keep on mobbing.
The second part will be a couple of lightening talks to be confirmed nearer the time. If you’re interested in talking tweet us or email.
Get your ticket here. Doors open at half 6. Start at 7pm.
This year the challenge is a twist on the classic two-player game Battleships. The full details of the game won’t be released until the day to keep things fair. The game is all played over HTTP, so every programming is welcome (and encouraged!)
The day opens at 9:30 (starting at 10:00) and runs until 17:00. To do well you’ll need to fully embrace the XP Practice of “Release early, release often”. It’s a hectic day, but lots of fun. Think of it as a nice warm up for HackManchester. :)
There are still a handful of tickets left if you fancy it, and they’re free. But you must get a ticket if you’re coming. AutoTrader need a list of names of attendees, and we need to know how much food and drink to get