Guest Speaker:Build&Grow an Agile Team + Transformative Impact via Volunteering.

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LIGHTNING TALK : "How to make a Scala cake
for experienced Java bakers"

On many aspects Scala and Java are very much alike, but there is also many critical differences in the way Scala should be used that you would never consider if you only ever knew Java. I will describe the main concepts and patterns that you should be aware of when you decide to take the first step.

SPEAKER : Samuel Durand

SESSION ONE : 3..2..1.. Go - Building and Growing an Agile Team

How would you build a team from scratch?
What techniques would you use?
What metrics should you respond to?

In this talk you’ll see how Sky Betting and Gaming assembled a team, embedded agile values, a DevOps mindset and a clear purpose to create a squad with an infectious, high performing culture.
Tom will highlight the coaching and visualisation techniques used to reduce batch size and improve quality.
You’ll see how to reveal ‘hidden’ product backlogs, make the invisible visible, and use domain driven design, theory of constraints and language to optimise team resilience.

SPEAKER : Our guest speaker, Tom Hoyland

With a background in software engineering, product development and service transformation, Tom likes to get under the bonnet of products and teams to understand what makes them tick and how they could be better.
He’s led a range of agile and digital transformations, working with organisations to develop high performing, resilient cultures that go on to create innovative products and services.
A host of Agile Sheffield and regular speaker at agile and DevOps meetups, Tom likes to tell the stories of teams and their journeys, weaving together case studies, research, insights and metrics.

SESSION TWO ;"Transformative Impact: Sustained Change through Volunteering"

In March 2019 an EE team worked on a month long engagement with a hard deadline and under extreme conditions. We delivered working software. We researched our users using surveys, interviews and observations with video recordings. We mapped out our user's experience and service touch-points. This was both a Discovery and a narrowly focused Delivery. It was exhausting and one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever had the privilege of being part of.

This is a talk about how EE used technology to help deliver sustained change and have transformative impact on the lives of marginalised families. Our users were small-hold farmers and we worked in the rural communities of the Rangpur division of Bangladesh.

SPEAKER ; Matt McGuire - Technology Consultant, Advisor, Mentor, CTO, Explorer and EE Engagement Manager

Patrick Birchall - Evolver

Food and drink will be provided - we look forward to seeing you there!

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