6.30pm - Free Beer
7.00pm - Introduction
7.10pm - Selenium Webdriver, Haden Robbins
7.55pm - Break
8.10pm - Objects with Functions, Brice Fernandes
8.55pm - Finish
Haden will talk about the popular open source website test automation tool, Selenium WebDriver (http://www.seleniumhq.org/). The talk will take a technical look at the underlying technology and approaches to getting started and will also touch on the business case for automation and Continuous Delivery.
Haden has been a software tester since 2001 and today is a freelance Software Developer in Test specialising in website automation. He has worked on WebDriver projects at companies such as Dunelm, Moonpig and Travis Perkins.
Objects With Functions
Brice will be live-coding to create an object oriented language from scratch using only functions. This will be based on Paul Graham's On Lisp. He will show you the approach of using a small set of primitives and compose them into a DSL. You'll optionally be able to follow along and create your own version in your browser using a custom environment built for the talk.
Brice fell in love with programming while studying another subject at university and never really looked back. He now organises the Cambridge Programmer's Study Group meeting other developers twice a week to study computer science. When he's not programming, you can also find Brice helping startup teams go further and faster at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School's own startup accelerator Accelerate Cambridge, where he is a coach and mentor.