Agile London at Capital One - Thursday 9th August at 6pm

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Hi everyone,

Good news, our next Agile London event is confirmed for Thursday 9th August (6pm start) with Capital One based in the White Collar Factory on Old Street Roundabout (same building as CompareTheMarket for those of our members who came to that event) - full address is:

White Collar Factory
1 Old Street Yard

Some more info re our hosts... Capital One are an information based lending company, founded on the belief that technology and information could transform the industry. Still led by our founder with that vision, we are a successful global bank and one of the UK's top credit card providers supporting millions of customers. We continue to transform at pace and work at the forefront to bring the best to our customers and help them succeed. Our team is relaxed, flexible, and full of smart, driven people with heart who are working together to develop the next big things. We are proud to have received the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award for 2018, recognising us as one of the Best Places to Work in the UK.

We have 2 talks/speakers planned for the evening as well as an overview of Capital One and how they work from Himanshu Kansal (Ash) who is the Software Engineering Manager there. The talks are...

Talk 1: The 5 habits for a highly effective code base by Chris Collins

Chris has been a full stack engineer for over 10 years gaining a variety of experience, from working in small and big teams to managing them. Interesting facts about Chris:
• He designed a Christmas number one single during my previous career as a designer
• Once, Jeff Bezos acknowledged his presence in his previous engineering role

In my talk, I will explore how data visualisation can be used to help improve the engineering community's coding and contribution habits.
I will present some good and bad behaviours in code contributions at an individual, team and group level.
For example, is the code community support distributed well in team or held up by a single point of awesomeness?
Are you able to spot which teams practice Scrum or Kanban though the data?

Talk 2: Pipelines are dead by Hibri Marzook (Principal Consultant at Contino)

In this talk, Hibri will ask you to take a different point of view of software delivery pipelines, and how our current view of them has hindered how we deliver software.

He’ll explore how we can think beyond delivery pipelines, and how to put the creators of the systems we build at the centre of it all.

As always, it's first come / first served for all of our members so please do RSVP on our meetup page ASAP if you wish to reserve your place. As always, donations to our Code Club page are greatly received:

See you next Thursday (9th August) at 6pm.


Billy Jenkins | Director