What we're about

Hello craftspeople!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Software Crafters Sydney group!

This group is a place to promote good software engineering skills and also get better at soft and hard skills.

Here are some of the activities we’d like to run:

Coding Dojos, with a heavy test-driven development (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test-driven_development) focus, refactoring (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoring), design patterns (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_design_pattern), programming paradigms (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programming_paradigm), pair-programming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_programming), mob-programming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mob_programming), you name it.

Open discussions in the format of panels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panel_discussion) or fishbowls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishbowl_(conversation)), traditional presentations, lightning talks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk), pechakucha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha)… to share and learn as much as we can in a not-so-boring way.

We'd appreciate if you could take the time to answer a few quick questions upon joining this group. This is only so we understand whether our initial goals line up with the community's and adjust accordingly.

Thank you very much for your interest and, once again, welcome!

Upcoming events (1)

Software Crafters - Pair Programming - April 2019

Hello there Craftspeople! April is almost over! It is time for our next meetup! As agreed, we'll have a conversation about Pair Programming. Some people love it, some people hate it, others see the practice as waste, others as a way of improving quality. Let's get together again and talk about the pros and cons of such practice. It seems that the fishbowl format has been working well, so, as Woody Zuill says, let's "turn up the good" and have another fishbowl! ——— • Agenda: · 6:00 pm : Mingle with nibbles and beverages · 6:20 pm : Introduction · 6:30 pm : Agree on next meetup details · 6:45 pm : Fishbowl · 7:30 pm : Break · 7:45 pm : Fishbowl · 8:30 pm : Closing/Retrospective ——— • Address: Expert360 – Level 3, 14 Martin Place - Sydney, NSW 2000 Please invite a colleague, a friend, especially if they are taking their first steps into software development! Bonus points if they have a different perspective on the subject; this will enrich the conversation. See you there! ❝Pair programming is not a "go faster" strategy, it is a "waste less" strategy (which often results in going faster)❞ ―Kent Beck

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