- DEVUX #8 - Containers, Kubernetes and Docker (DEV Talk)
☀️ DEVUX is getting ready for an awesome 2018! Winter may still be here, but don’t despair. We have an awesome lineup of speakers to entertain and free pizza and refreshments to warm you up! 🍕🍕🍕 This month we are at Pusher (https://www.pusher.com), a leader in realtime APIs who count innovative companies like the New York Times, Lyft, InVision, Mailchimp as some of their clients. We'll be talking about containerisation on the backend using tools such as Kubernetes and Docker, and how the same principles might also work for containerised apps on the desktop. ✅ LOCATION Pusher 28 Scrutton Street London (Old Street Station) EC2A 4RP Citymapper directions: https://citymapper.com/go/zswv6k Google Maps directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4Fnr5WcUmyD2 ✅ ITINERARY 18:00 - Doors open and networking! 19:00 - Introduction & welcome. 19:05 - Talk by Jonathan Lloyd. 19:25 - Questions. 19:35 - Talk by Drew & Krzysztof. 19:55 - Questions. 20:05 - Chat, drinks, and FREE pizza! 🍕🍕🍕 20:30 - Move to a local bar for those who want to continue. ✅ SPEAKERS & TALKS ▶️ Talk 1: What is a Kubernetes and why would I want one? (Jonathan Lloyd) Jonathan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-lloyd-51095446/ The way we deploy software in the cloud is changing faster every day. Unless you spend all day "scaling up the pods" you can get lost amongst all the new tech. If you've ever wondered "what is a Kubernetes and why would I want one?" This is the talk for you. ▶️ Talk 2: Containerising desktop applications (Drew & Krzysztof) Drew: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewnoakes/ Krzysztof: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krzysztofdul/ Drew & Krzysztof of startup On Point (https://onpoint.co) will be talking us through how their startup is taking the same principles of containerisation and making them work for containerisation of apps on the desktop. ✅ SPONSOR This month our gracious sponsor is Pusher (https://www.pusher.com) who are providing the evening’s space and refreshments. Pusher (https://www.pusher.com) is the leader in realtime APIs and helps developers build applications for our highly connected world. Our core product enables developers to easily create interactive features for their applications: in-app notifications, activity streams, real-time dashboards, live trackers and much more. We have over 200,000 developer customers across 170 countries. Innovative companies like the New York Times, Lyft, InVision, Mailchimp and many more trust us in production in their stack. 🙌 Speakers Needed! 🙌 Are you looking to raise your profile, tell your story, or practice public speaking? We're looking for speakers who have something educational or interesting to say for Developers and UX specialists. Please get in touch: [masked]
- DEVUX #7 - Collaboration Playbook for Developers & Designers
☀️ DEVUX is back! Winter is here, but don’t despair. We have an awesome lineup of speakers to entertain and free pizza and refreshments to warm you up! 🍕🍕🍕 This month we are at Hugo & Cat (http://www.hugoandcat.com) to learn about how successful collaboration between designers and developers can produce amazing results. ✅ LOCATION Hugo & Cat 22 Commercial Street London (Aldgate East) E1 6LP ✅ ITINERARY 18:00 - Doors open and networking! 18:30 - Introduction & welcome. 18:35 - Talk by Richard Wand. 19:00 - Questions. 19:10 - Talk by Louis Whittal. 19:30 - Questions. 19:40 - Chat, drinks, and FREE pizza! 🍕🍕🍕 20:15 - Move to a local bar for those who want to continue. ✅ SPEAKERS & TALKS ▶️ Talk 1: A Playbook for Better Collaboration (Richard Wand (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-wand-687728/)) Rich Wand, Head of Customer Experience at Hugo & Cat (http://www.hugoandcat.com), will be talking about a product he recently worked on that helps customers really understand their energy use, motivating them to change their behaviour to use less energy. The product that the team created was great, but the real winner for him was the people and the process. With a 20+ team made up from multiple agencies, spread across different offices and countries, and with a highly complex technology stack, this project had trouble written all over it. But a carefully crafted process that paired Lean UX with Agile development made light of many of the usual challenges. The way the team worked brought development and experience teams closer together, right from the outset. So Rich will be sharing some of the successes and learnings from this project, including their ‘envisioning’ phase, how they integrated user research into the development process, along with all the design and communication tools that helped things run so smoothly. ▶️ Talk 2: What files should developers expect from UX designers? (Louis Whittal (https://www.linkedin.com/in/louiswh/)) Louis Whittal is a data-driven UX design expert and founder of userfirst.agency. He’ll be taking us through the kinds of files a UX designer will need to provider developers. Long-gone are the days when websites and apps were sent to be built from png renderings or psd files. Developers are now entitled to ask for prototypes as well as a number of assets to aide the initial front-end build. Find out more about the latest design tools and processes that enable better communication and collaboration between design and development teams. This talk will equip you with the right questions to make sure you get the most out of designers working on your projects. ✅ SPONSOR This month our gracious sponsor is Hugo & Cat (http://www.hugoandcat.com) who are providing the evening’s space and refreshments. At Hugo & Cat (http://www.hugoandcat.com) our mission is to help brands realise their potential through digital services. We use customer-centred design to create experiences that exceed customers’ increasingly high expectations and outperform competitors. And through rapid innovation we find new ways to grow businesses – trialling new propositions that are grounded in core strengths and market opportunities. 🙌 Speakers Needed! 🙌 Are you looking to raise your profile, tell your story, or practice public speaking? We're looking for speakers who have something educational or interesting to say for Developers and UX specialists. Please get in touch: [masked]
- DEVUX #5 - Lunch & Chat
Pop up to the 7th floor at WeWork Moorgate for a casual coffee/lunch and a friendly chat with other developers and designers! Any time between 12 - 2pm! Great opportunity to meet some of the other techies in the building. LOCATION WeWork Moorgate (7th floor) 1 Fore Street, London EC2Y 9DT NON-WEWORK MEMBERS Please ask for Josh @ Recombix at reception and come up to the 7th floor (over the back by the balcony).
- DEVUX #4 - Experience Design Thinking
DEVUX is back! For our 4th instalment we're being hosted by Foolproof (http://www.foolproof.co.uk), one of the original pioneers in experience design thinking and whose work, a decade and a half on, now touches millions of people around the world. 🍕 Foolproof have very kindly agreed to provide us with FREE pizza and drinks! 🍕 SPEAKERS: Our two speakers this month will be JP (DEV) and Gavin (UX) from Foolproof. They will be talking us through how they work together as a dev and design pair and some of the techniques and challenges they faced on one of their recent projects. JP: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jp-nothard-45a10578/ Gavin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-borthwick-b60a0a5a/ LOCATION: Foolproof Harella House 90-98 Goswell Road London EC1V 7DF SPONSOR: http://www.foolproof.co.uk ITINERARY: 18:30 - Doors open and networking! 19:00 - Introduction. 19:05 - Talk by JP and Gavin. 19:30 - Questions. 19:40 - Chat, drinks, and FREE pizza! 🍕🍕🍕 20:00 - Move to a local bar for those who want to continue. Speakers Needed! Are you looking to raise your profile, tell your story, or practice public speaking? We're looking for speakers who have something educational or interesting to say for Developers and UX specialists. Please get in touch: [masked]
- DEVUX #3 - Progressive Web Apps
We're very excited to announce DEVUX #3 is heading back to Hoxton on the 23rd of March! For our third outing we have our very first speakers, Dean Hume (DEV) and Amardeep Rai (UX), both from property-tech startup Settled who will be talking us through Progressive Web Apps and optimising for mobile. And better yet... we'll have FREE pizza 🍕 and FREE drinks! 🍾 😆 Can't wait to see you all there! SPEAKERS: 1) Dean Hume - CTO @ Settled https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanhume/ Talk: Progressive Web Apps 2) Amardeep Rai - UX Designer @ Settled https://www.linkedin.com/in/amardeeprai/ Talk: Optimising for Mobile LOCATION: The Accelerator (big glass frontage) 35 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AA ITINERARY: 18:30 - Doors open and networking! 19:00 - Introduction. 19:05 - Talk by Dean Hume. - Progressive Web Apps. 19:15 - Talk by Amardeep Rai - Optimising for Mobile. 19:25 - Chat, drinks, and FREE pizza! 🍕🍕🍕 19:50 - Move to a local bar for those who want to continue.
- DEVUX #2 - Network 'n' Chill
Come join us for DEVUX's 2nd outing, this time we've reserved a space in the eclectic Jaguar Shoes on Kingsland Road! We love meeting UX designers and programmers so pop on down for a night of easy chilling in the capital's tech hub! See you on Wednesday 22nd! The venue address is: Jaguar Shoes (https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=32-36+Kingsland+Road%2C+London%2C+gb) 32-36 Kingsland Road E2 8DA London