XP Manchester

Meeting on the second Thursday of every month

#xpman 127 – Revisiting TDD Sudoku

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This session is an experiment, and will likely be a “play by ear” type of affair.

This session will be most likely be group discussion based upon the options we have for progressing, and we may form a small mob to explore the options we have. Should their be appetite for more, we may continue this onto another month.

Grab a ticket for the online meeting.

We’ll be meeting from 18:30 for a 19:00 start this Thursday, 14th January.

Written by Mark Kirschstein

January 12, 2021 at 10:37 am

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#xpman 126 – Christmas Kata

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This month we have a Christmas themed kata to work on.

The zoom meeting will open at 6.30pm ready to start at 7pm. The invite will be sent out on the day.

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

December 7, 2020 at 7:17 pm

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#xpman 125 – lean coffee

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This month we will be hosting a discussion using the lean coffee format on anything related to XP.

We’ll send out a link to a zoom meeting on the day, which will start at 6.30 if anyone wants to come on and chat before we get started at 7pm.

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

November 10, 2020 at 9:17 am

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#xpman 124 – improving our tests using DSLs

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This is a retrospective post so we can remember what things we’ve covered after I forgot to update the blog last month.

Written by James Jeffries

November 10, 2020 at 9:15 am

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#xpman 123 – Deadlines and Estimates – for good or evil?

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This month we’ll be hosting one of our annual debates or a goldfish bowl style discussion on the subject of estimates and deadlines.

On Thursday 10th September we’ll be meeting via zoom from 6:30 for a natter and pre-amble before properly kicking off at 7pm.

If you’re brave enough to volunteer to help kick off the initial discussion, please email markkirschstein at g mail dot com.

Written by Mark Kirschstein

September 4, 2020 at 11:55 am

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#xpman 122 – August Lightning Talks

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We have an eclectic selection of lightning talks for you all this month

  • Async meetings – Iain Mitchell
  • Is perfection a reasonable goal – Clare Sudbery
  • Inclusive language – Caroline Hetwell
  • Happy Developers – Matt Hunt
  • Team Topologies – Neil Vass

When? August 13th from 18:30

Where? Online via Zoom 

To attend, grab a free ticket and we’ll email you a link to the Zoom before the event starts

Written by Mark Kirschstein

August 10, 2020 at 11:22 am

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#xpman 121 – liberating structures

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This month we’ll be introducing Liberating Structure: a set of exercises you can use to help with collaboration.

We’ll be meeting via Zoom, the link will be activated at half 6 ready to start at 7.

Tickets available here

Written by James Jeffries

July 6, 2020 at 8:18 am

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#xpman 120 – Intro to Event Modelling and little bit of event sourcing

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This month we have a session from John Nicholas and Bob Scott introducing to Event Modelling and touching on event sourcing.

The zoom meeting will start at 6.30 ready to start at 7. A link and password will be sent out on the day.

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

June 7, 2020 at 3:09 pm

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#xpman 119 – mob goldfish bowl

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This month we’ll be watching a mob working on a kata and discussing their progress.

We’ll be doing this remotely and will send out a link to join on the day.

Tickets available here.

Written by James Jeffries

May 11, 2020 at 8:21 pm

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#xpman 118 – Remote TDD Kata

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We’ve never missed a month of XP Manchester and we don’t intend to let a little thing like a pandemic stop us now. We can work remotely, this means we can practise remotely as well.

This month we’ll be doing a TDD Kata and wanting to pair old hands with novices – so this session is suitable for all levels of experience.

We’ll be using Discord for voice communication and screen sharing, so please make sure you have downloaded the client ahead of time (the browser based version has some issues detecting microphones).

You can join our Discord server by using this invite link: https://discord.gg/9GGJCx2

Along with Discord, please have a development environment set up ready to go that you can run unit tests in.

We’ll be meeting at the usual time of 18:30 for a 19:00 start, on the 9th of April but virtually over discord.
Grab a free ticket so we have a rough idea of numbers attending

Written by Mark Kirschstein

April 6, 2020 at 2:22 pm

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