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#xpman 96 – XP Misfortunes

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As it’s our birthday we thought we’d try and have some fun this month. Players will be going head to head in a Family Fortunes XP Misfortunes game show where we consider common mispractices of XP/agile.

Doors open at half 6 to start at 7 at Code Computerlove’s office.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xpman-96-xp-misfortunes-tickets-46820203489

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Written by James Jeffries

June 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm

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#xpman95 – #NoEstimates Goldfish Bowl Discussion

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We’re revisiting a topic we have debated at #xpman before, but way back in November 2014, #NoEstimates.

This session isn’t a formal debate as such, but a group-wide discussion in the tried and tested goldfish bowl format.

Bring your questions and bring your devil’s advocates.

Please note, as per the announcement from Madlab last month, we will no longer be meeting at Edge Street, but Plant NOMA.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Edge+St,+Manchester+M4+1HN/53.4866767,-2.2389383/@53.4852115,-2.2400216,17z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb1b8c4c72785:0x14932c7f3f87fa2!2m2!1d-2.2363568!2d53.4841714!1m0!3e2

6:30 for a 7pm Start – 10/05/2018

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Written by Mark Kirschstein

May 7, 2018 at 10:18 pm

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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.

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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