• ExpertTalks Sheffield May

    Showroom Cinema

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  • ExpertTalks: "How a Major UK Retailer Transformed Its (...)"+"Agents of Change"

    SESSION ONE: "How a major UK retailer transformed its shop-floor culture, with an app!" How can a simple app transform how people behave on the shop-floor of a multibillion pound retailer? What is it that brings users back daily? This case study tells the story of how one agile delivery team overcame some complex challenges to deliver a web-app that attracted users in 93% of stores within two weeks of launch, and sees 90% of users returning, every week. Speaker: Paul O'Donnell, Delivery Lead Equal Experts SESSION TWO: "Agents of Change" Agile practitioners everywhere work hard to build successful delivery capabilities and achieve great outcomes. More often than not, that means helping to change the way things get done. Jon will explore behaviours that can be both helpful and unhelpful when trying to influence organisations and be an Agent of Change. Speaker: Jon Fulton, Delivery Lead Equal Experts >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Food and drink will be provided - we look forward to seeing you there! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • ExpertTalks Sheffield: Real World Serverless

    Showroom Workstation

    SESSION ONE: Real World Serverless What is "serverless", and what is it like to work with? Paul has worked with serverless technology on projects both small and large and he will share those experiences - what worked, what didn't, and what to think about on your own projects. Speaker: Paul Brabban Paul is a software development and data engineering contractor, specialising in cloud-native solutions at Tempered Works Ltd https://tempered.works. SESSION TWO: Fishbowl discussion In the second part of the event we will hold a fishbowl discussion where we will further explore some of the ideas presented in the first session. The session will be run by Andy Goundry, an engagement manager at Equal Experts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Food and drink will be provided - we look forward to seeing you there! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  • Cancelled: ExpertTalks Sheffield July

    Showroom Cinema

    Please note that unfortunately this event had to be postponed until September. New dates and speakers to be announced shortly!

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  • An introduction to Blockchain technologies

    Showroom Cinema

    With interest in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies going through the roof, Blockchain, the technology behind it, has never been more relevant. But how does it work? This talk is a technical introduction to Blockchains. What are they? How are they different from traditional architecture? What makes them unique? It also dives into Smart Contracts, explaining how you can encapsulate logic on the Blockchain, and wraps up with examples of real-world applications currently being developed and in-use. SPEAKERS James Morgan and Andy Gray. Founders of Blockchain Manchester and Associates at Equal Experts >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> **Food and drink will be provided - we look forward to seeing you there!** >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  • Making Distributed Delivery work & Product thinking -the art of solving problems

    Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus

    We have two sessions in our first event of the year. Session One: DISTRIBUTED DELIVERY AND HOW TO MAKE IT WORK To some, working on a project across different geographical locations rings alarm bells - with separate teams, different working patterns and big time differences, they think it’s a recipe for problems and slower delivery. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With Distributed Development and delivery using Agile methodology, this has become an outdated view. This talk is a case study on our own experience of Distributed Delivery using follow-the-sun methodology between teams in Sydney, London and Calgary. You’ll discover what we’ve done to make it work - and how important modern Agile principles are in Distributed Delivery. SPEAKER Bethan Timmins - Delivery Manager and Principal consultant for Equal Experts Asia Pacific ************ Session Two: PRODUCT THINKING Design thinking. Product thinking. Inceptions. People throw these phrases around but it can be a bit overwhelming. This is a talk on product thinking and the art of solving problems. We’ve heard of the techniques, so this talk starts at the basics: why product thinking is important and how we can benefit from this in the work we do every day. SPEAKER Neha Datt – Product Manager at Equal Experts >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> **Food and drink will be provided - we look forward to seeing you there!** >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  • ExpertTalks Sheffield

    Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus

    Please join us for our second ExpertTalks in Sheffield! Session One: Organising for Continuous Delivery Continuous Delivery requires “a close, collaborative working relationship between everyone involved in delivery” but - as you are probably all too aware - most organisations don’t structure teams (or software) to achieve this. This talk explores what the communications structures of our organisations really are, and how they should best serve the systems we design? A Continuous Delivery talk with no mention of Continuous Integration, virtually nothing on Deployment Pipelines and a real effort not to mention DevOps (people, teams or mindset!) This is a lot about Organisations and Domains (a definition of the latter will be forthcoming), but mostly it’s about People… This talk is suitable for anyone involved with software delivery that thinks maybe, just maybe, the organisations they work with are not achieving flow quite as well as they could. Phil Parker, Partner, Equal Experts Session Two: Secure at Speed Security. Speed. Pick one! I’m sure many people feel that way when it comes to building secure software. Security and rapid delivery are seen as opposing forces that can’t be reconciled - but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ll look at three common challenges faced when incorporating security into software delivery and consider a few ways to address them. After the talk, you’ll have a few practical ideas that you can take away and put into practice in your projects. This is a talk is for anyone that wants to build more secure software without sacrificing the ability to move fast. Stuart Gunter, Security Practice Lead, Equal Experts Food and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • ExpertTalks Sheffield

    Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus

    Please join us for our very first ExpertTalks in Sheffield! Session One: Smoothing the Continuous Delivery Path - practices for improving your team's delivery Lyndsay Prewer, Delivery Manager, Equal Experts Continuous delivery is gaining recognition as a best practice. It is now in use by many leading organisations, including Netflix, Amazon, and Etsy. Yet despite offering a proven way of reducing risk, reducing time to market, and increasing a team’s agility, adopting and improving continuous delivery is challenging. Lyndsay Prewer offers an experience report of practices used by two very different teams to improve their continuous delivery. Both teams were sizeable (more than five features teams) and mature in their use of Agile and Lean practices. One team chose Scala, MongoDB, Docker, and microservices on a greenfield project. The other faced the constraints of legacy code, .Net, MySQL, Windows, and a monolithic architecture. Lyndsay shares the practices and pain points encountered by the two teams, looking at those common to both and those that were specific to each team’s own context. Session Two: Fishbowl Discussion “What makes Continuous Delivery hard for your team?” - A fishbowl discussion on Continuous Delivery pain points run by Andy Goundry, Engagement Manager, Equal Experts. Food and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

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