Past Meetup

Techniques and Tooling for driving Transformation & 2 Lightning Talks

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TravelStart

Block B, Longkloof Studios · Cape Town

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Agenda:
Main Talk (25 mins)
Lightning talk 1 and questions (15 mins)
Lightning talk 2 and questions (15 mins)

Main Talk: Techniques and Tooling for driving Transformation
Speaker: Pieter van der Merwe

Pieter van der Merwe is a Cape town based, prized DevOps Practitioner at Digi Outsource Services. Pieter has helped many teams continuously improve their definition of done and tonight he will share with us some of his initiatives, tools and techniques that have been adopted at DOS in order to produce high performing teams, in line with DevOps best practices. Pieter will teach us a thing or two on how we should or could be using certain tools and techniques in order to drive transformation and put Agile into practice and has over 20 years’ experience in software dev, in various roles and has himself transformed into a specialist in the integration space.

Lightning Talk #1: The circle of death talk
Speaker: Sharna Sammy
Discussing in circles can be a common problem in meetings. We discuss the same thing over and over without any real solution or action. I'll share some 'tips' on stopping the 'circle of death talk' so that meetings feel more valuable.

Lightning Talk #2: Inclusive Design: more heart ❤, more humans
Speaker/s: Steve Barnett & Nicola du Toit
What can give us warm fuzzy feelings, more customers, more money, and easier development? Inclusive Design, that’s what! It helps us think about all the kinds of people that could access our websites, not just people that are like us. It helps us accept the web as it is (messy, slow, and broken), not the web as we want it to be (crispy, fast, and perfect).

In this accessibility-themed ⚡talk, we’ll learn how we can make our sites work for more humans, on more devices and browsers, under more conditions. This talk is suitable for consumption by designers, developers, masters of scrum (or other agile flavors), and managers of products.

Venue sponsored by: Travelstart
Food sponsored by: SUGSA

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