CodeCraftConf 2016 – Attendees and Guides wanted

We’ve been asked to pass on a message from the organisers of CodeCraftConf

CodeCraftConf logoHello Scottish Developers,
Following on from last year, we are running CodeCraftConf in Glasgow on Friday 16th September at Citizen M.

CodeCraftConf is a conference geared towards developers with the goal of exchanging ideas between attendees. To facilitate this the majority of the sessions will be GuidedConversations:

A GuidedConversation is a meeting where a facilitator comes up with a starting set of questions around a single topic. The group then discuss those questions with 8 minutes given for each question. This worked well last year, so this year we are having three guided conversation tracks and one workshop track.

Topics will include: Tech Leadership, Simplicity, Legacy Code, Modern QA and Cloud amongst others. Our Call for Guides is open if you fancy running a session.

All developers are welcome, we are deliberately not concentrating on Ruby internals or the latest C# features. Instead we will be asking questions that are relevant to all developers regardless of their current chosen language.

Thanks,
Joe.

CodeCraftConf

Glasgow Event: Microsoft .NET Core Deep Dive

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Talk Description

.NET Core, the new, open source, light weight framework, has been written from the ground up to be the best  development platform for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can now use your favorite editor to create faster, leaner and more memory efficient NET applications that run everywhere. In this 2-part session, you’ll get an introduction to the major advancements and an overview of what’s changed in the new, brave world of .NET Core. You’ll also get the chance to see how you can create ASP.NET  Core apps that leverage all the new front-end tooling like npm, Bower, Grunt and Gulp to make development easier. Join us on the 7th for an evening full of demos and information that promises to rock your world!

Speaker

Christos Matskas is a software devoloper, dad, blogger, husband, speaker and all around geek. He currently works for Microsoft as a Sr Azure Dev Premier Field Engineer (mouthfull) helping developers and teams leverage the power of the cloud. Before joining Microsoft, he was a successfull entrepreuner collaborating with companies such as MarkIT, Lockheed Martin and Barclays. He’s been building software for over 12 years and he’s a passionate Open Source advocate. He contibutes regularly to numerous OSS projects and works closely with the developer community to make the space bigger and better.

Agenda – Thursday, 7 July 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30

18:00 – 18:30: Doors open

18:30 – 19.15: Intro to .NET Core

19:15 – 19:45: Break (refreshments and networking)

19:45 – 20:30: Deep dive to .NET Core

20:30: Closing

The Venue

We are meeting at Rookie Oven. Thre is free on-street parking outside the office, the nearest subway station is Govan which is about a 10 minute walk.

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DDD Scotland Agenda

ddds-unicorn-side-284-086We’ve finalised our agenda and already people have said they’re finding it difficult to decide which sessions to see and which they’ll have to miss out on.

For full information visit ddd.scot. Tickets are available here.

Napier / Doyle Lauder / Heriot Clark Greyfriar
08:30 Registration
09:20 Welcome and housekeeping
09:30 Paul Gillespie
Architecture at Web scale: the good, the bad and the ugly
Keith Kirkhope
A Squad Lead’s tale: the Skyscanner Squads model
Christos Matskas
ASP.NET Core (formerly 5) deep dive
Matt Lacey
Six dimensional mobile user experiences
10:30 Break
10:50 Craig Nicol
Developers are users too : why the user experience of your API sucks
Clarke Ching
Lesstimating: how to fix estimating by doing less of it, not none of it.
Naeem Sarfraz
Windows brings Docker Goodness – What does it mean for .NET developers?
Chris Canal
React for the .Net Developer
11:50 Break
12:10 Raymond Davies
Breaking the monolith
Nathan Gloyn
You keep using the word agile, I do not think it means what you think it means
Gary Ewan Park
Having your Cake, and eating to too!
Don Wibier
Responsive Web Design for Developers
13:10 Lunch
14:25 Sebastien Lambla
Versions are evil – How to do without in your APIs
Chris McDermott
“Ladies and gentlemen, the plane is no longer the problem”
Toby Henderson
Brighter to the Core, moving an OSS project to .Net Core 1.0
Gary Short
Would You Have Survived The Titanic?
15:25 Break
15:45 Max Vasilyev
CQRS and how it can make your architecture better
Richard Dalton & Ashic Mahtab
“Advanced” Functional Programming For The Absolute Beginner
Mike Ritchie
The Code Craftsmanship Thing for the Internet Of Things Thing
Kendall Miller
To The Cloud! How Azure helped us improve the scalability of our SaaS
16:45 Prize draw
17:15 Close

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DDD Scotland returns

DDD ScotlandDDD Scotland, the free community conference, is returning on 14th May 2016 in Edinburgh.

Developer! Developer! Developer! events are founded on a number of principles which makes it unique and well worth a single day of your time.

DDD events are free. It doesn’t cost you anything to attend.

It’s on a Saturday. That means for the majority of software developers there is no need to get time off work. For contracters/freelancers it is unlikely to impact billable hours.

Speakers from the community. We invite people that have something to say, a story to tell, or an experience to learn from. The majority of these people are real day-to-day software developers, DBAs, and so on that actually work and face the reality of their craft each day.

DDD events are democratic. All the sessions are voted in by the community, so we only put on what people have asked to see.

No Marketing. The core philosophy for the sessions are that they contain useful information. Stuff that you can either take back and start using the next day or (if not yet available) to start planning how to move to that technology.

To paraphrase the Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, DDD Scotland is OF the developer community, BY the developer community and FOR the developer community.

Call for speakers now open!

If you are interested in speaking at DDD Scotland, then head on over to the site, sign in and create a speaker profile and submit the talk(s) you’re interested in presenting. The call for speakers remains open until the end of February. After that the submitted talks go to the vote and the community decides what it wants to see.

Techorama On Tour

techoramaIn March Gill Cleeren, Pieter Gheysens, and Kevin DeRudder will be in Edinburgh and Glasgow to talk software development as part of Techorama on Tour.

Over the course of two days they’ll deliver sessions on JavaScript 6, writing mobile apps on iOS and Android in C#, DevOps, and deploying web applications.

For full details and to register for tickets:

  • Glasgow 10th March
    • Advanced Techniques for Web Deploy (msdeploy) to simplify the deployment of web applications
    • Building your first real-world Android app using Xamarin in just 60 minutes
  • Edinburgh 11th March
    • Webpack: handle your JavaScript dependencies with Style
    • Building your first real-world iOS app using Xamarin in 60 minutes
    • DevOps with Visual Studio Release Management

 

 

 

Talk in Glasgow : React.js

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We’ve got Chris Canal speaking in Glasgow on React.JS on the 25th November.

The Talk

ReactJs is the new hotness for creating maintainable, composable UIs. In the session, we will cover what ReactJS is, how it works, and what advantages to you have an .Net developer working with it. This session assumes you are comfortable with web technologies, most of the Gang of Four design patterns, and cursory knowledge of declarative functional coding.

The Speaker

Chris currently works as Platform Lead of an enterprise React app, and has 15 years experience as a full-stack Senior .Net Developer/Architect.

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Event in Glasgow: Your Agile Is Dead

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Sebastien Lambla will be talking to Scottish Developers on Monday 16th March. Details below.

The Talk

What could possibly go wrong when a Pole and a Frenchman enter an English office? Well, for a start you get servers called Churchill, Wałęsa and de Gaulle. In the presence of such characters it’s no wonder that a revolution was started. The country entered by the noble man was agile (with a capital A) and so were they (but not with the same a).

An autonomous collective of courageous and fearless geeks gathered along in a freshly created duchy of perpetually horded meeting rooms and joined forces into an unstoppable mob of programming.

Their sight: the land of agile orthodoxy. Their weapon: asking why (usually at least five times). Their plan: No Kan-, no -Ban, but a sacred map of all their capabilities and tasks, the Panopticon.

How many pits of success have they already conquered? Will their valiant march to sustainable delivery arrive at the pinnacle of realised business value?

The Speaker

Sebastien Lambla has been involved in software development since receiving his first web browser, back in the days of Netsape Navigator 1.2. After a few years of hacking on javascript, he turned his attention to the .net platform, on which he would spend the next few years building software in many companies. From 2006, Sebastien has been running Caffeine IT, a consultancy helping clients from all over Europe implement first-grade and innovative solutions. Keen Open-Source promoter, Sebastien has created multiple high-profile open-source projects that are in use in many Fortune 500 companies, including OpenRasta, at a time the most popular resource-oriented framework on .net. Long-time advocate of the ReST architectural style and resource-oriented computing, Sebastien has delivered over the years new platforms leveraging the architecture of the web, from small independents to Fortune 500s.

The agenda

18:30 : Doors open

19:00 : Introduction

19:05 : Your Agile is Dead

20:30 : Close

The venue

The talk will take places at Skyscanner’s offices in Glasgow.

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