This month we have a great collection of lightning talks
– How we are trying to improve the flow of our kanban board – Martin Tierney
– What we learnt form the mob – Simon Dutton
– Talking about design – Kevin Rutherford
– Test Driven Novel Writing – Clare Sudbury
– Just enough modelling – Matt Cannon
– How we’re going about replacing a legacy system by understanding our Core Domain – Naeem Sarfraz
Doors open at half 6 and we’ll get started at 7. We’ll be finished by 9 and moving on to the pub.
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This month’s session will be on Logic Programming. As well as looking at what it is, how to do it and what benefits it can bring, we will also work in groups to complete a fun logic programming kata and then discuss what lessons can be taken from this approach and applied more generally.
The kata will be completed in Racket Datalog, which provides a nice environment to experiment with simple logic programs. Install Racket from here: https://racket-lang.org/
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We’ll be at Madlab from 18:30, starting at 19:00.
This month we have a workshop on systems thinking. I’ll be introducing a way of modelling systems using stock and flow diagrams, discuss different types of feedback loops and look at different ways of changing systems.
This month’s session is TDD as if you meant it, hosted by Keith Braithwaite.
This is a practical session aimed at people with a coding background.
We’ll be at Madlab from 6:30, starting the session at 7pm.
During March’s session you’re going to experience the pains of growing teams and working with multiple teams. If you’ve ever experienced (or thought about experiencing) the joys of ‘scaling up’ an agile process to work with more people, you’re going to like this one.
John ‘Oh god’ Nolan will be guiding us through the evening.
We’ll be at Madlab from 18:30 for a pre-natter and starting the session at 7.
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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.
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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
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