What we're about

8th Light University is a semi-regular virtual event that is managed by 8th Light Inc, a global software consultancy. Due to the current global health crisis, the events are being held entirely online, though typically the events would take place out of 8th Light's Chicago office (https://8thlight.com/locations/chicago/). When we return to in-person events, we will also stream most events.

Topics vary greatly, but are always focused on improving the craft of software development. Developers of all skills levels are welcome!

To find out about upcoming events, join the group and you'll receive notifications when they are scheduled.

To find out more about past events, browse the videos on our 8th Light University YouTube Playlist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjj3tI9U49A&list=PLJ8U_Ztr7xwWxTykN1e5mXYIPvEGNGG43).

Event participants are expected to be familiar with and adhere to our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/8th-light-university/pages/31032515/Code_of_Conduct/).

Upcoming events (2)

8LU Keynote by Sergii V- Clean Code for Data Transformations (inc Data Science)!

Join us Friday, February 4th for an 8th Light University Livestream presentation by 8th Light London crafter, Sergii Volodko.

Clean Code for Data Transformations (including Data Science)

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SCHEDULE:

9:00 am CDT - Announcement
9:05 am CDT - Presentation
After - Questions/Networking

ABOUT THE TALK:

When we write data transformations code for Data Engineering pipelines or productizing Data Science code, which best practices shall we apply? How should we structure the code? How should we test this code? What can be an overall process? All those questions I've been asked on my last project. I'm excited to share my findings and the things that worked on an example!

SPEAKER:

Sergii is a principal crafter at 8th Light based out of London. He has over years of experience in software engineering, where he has been honing his skills in DDD, BDD, TDD and Clean Code. He helped a health-tech startup to raise $38m with the power of DDD. In the last few years, he has been having fun applying DDD, TDD and Clean Code to Data Science.

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The streaming link is available to registrants. This presentation will be recorded and the recording will be posted shortly after the presentation. You can find recordings of previous 8th Light University talks on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/8thLightInc

Want to learn more about 8th Light? Hang out after the presentation to chat with one of our crafters and find out how 8th Light is changing the software community. Or check us out at https://8thlight.com/

You can find recordings of past 8th Light University events on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/8thLightInc

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All 8th Light University participants are required to review and adhere to 8th Light's Community Events Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/8th-light-university/pages/31032515/Code_of_Conduct/

8LU Keynote by Robert Wenner - 100% Test Coverage

Online event

Join us Friday, February 18th for an 8th Light University Livestream presentation by 8th Light Austin principal crafter, Robert Wenner.

100% Test Coverage

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SCHEDULE:

12:30 pm CDT - Announcement
12:35 pm CDT - Presentation
After - Questions/Networking

ABOUT THE TALK:

What is test coverage and why may you want to have 100% of it?

SPEAKER:

Robert Wenner is a principal software crafter at 8th Light. He fully embraces the Perl virtues of laziness (let the computer to the grunt work), hubris (write high quality code so that people don't complain), and impatience (can't this be automated?).

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The streaming link is available to registrants. This presentation will be recorded and the recording will be posted shortly after the presentation. You can find recordings of previous 8th Light University talks on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/8thLightInc

Want to learn more about 8th Light? Hang out after the presentation to chat with one of our crafters and find out how 8th Light is changing the software community. Or check us out at https://8thlight.com/

You can find recordings of past 8th Light University events on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/8thLightInc

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All 8th Light University participants are required to review and adhere to 8th Light's Community Events Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/8th-light-university/pages/31032515/Code_of_Conduct/

Past events (171)

8LU Keynote by Brian Sung - Functional Programming!

Online event

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