Spring is in the air, the evenings are getting lighter and it's time for another meetup! For our March event, we've lined up two great speakers, as well as the usual drinks, food and fun:
• Emma Jane Hogbin Westby, member of the field info services dev team, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) and author of O'Reilly titles "Git for Teams" and "Collaborating with Git".
"Reverse Engineering People"
From designers, to DevOps, to your favourite personality-driven work-place scandal, there are a lot of people talking about empathy and why it's so important at work. Perhaps you think it's a waste of time; or maybe you think it's important, but you don't really understand how to apply the technique professionally.
Usually when we say the word "empathy" there's an underlying "woo-woo let's talk feelings" undertone, but it's also a tool you can use to understand what motivates your team; to spot blockers before they become a problem; and to get a "health check" on the projects you oversee. Sounds useful when you read it from that definition, doesn't it.
• Alex Wilson, Lead Research Developer @ Unruly
"Making XP More Extreme"
Unruly has had XP values and practices built in from the very beginning.
As Unruly turns 10 years old this year, Alex will take a look at the tools and techniques that Unruly has adopted, adapted, and dropped in order to maintain XP during huge periods of growth.
Hope to see you there,
The LOPUG team.
- Food and drinks provided
- Good time will be had by all