Developers can research : how to use multi-skilled teams to your advantage

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8th discussion: How do we avoid silos within our development teams? How do we encourage teams to have multiple skills? What impact does this have on the team's capacity? What impact does this have on what our teams produce?


Paul Furley @paul_furley (

"Too often, developers are handed a specification and hidden away from users - often resulting in poor software and demotivated teams. There is a better way!"

Paul is a backend developer and a sociable chap. He loves startups and digital gov teams. Currently with the NHS.UK alpha project. He recently wrote a blog post ( about his experience of the value of research in development teams. (

This talk will be followed by lively discussion and drinks!

Doors: 6.30pm

Talk: 7.00pm

Location: Nwspk house

Thanks to dxw there will be a generous selection of free drinks to get the discussion going. Free drinks!

If you'd like to speak at this event or host a future event let me know @rosebotanic , #pb4pixels