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Techie Brekkie Bristol is a regular morning tech chat over breakfast. Each session, we invite a software expert to talk on a range of topics. These include languages such as React, Angular, C#, Java, Python, Node.js; databases like Postgres, MariaDB, Cassandra, Apache Ignite, REDIS and Hazelcast, and platforms such as Hadoop, Spark, and AWS. We’ll also host discussions on everything from testing to UX. Techie Brekkie Bristol is a group dedicated to the needs and interests of technology professionals. We want to keep the quality of the events and attendees high, so our policy is focused on preventing sales and recruitment agencies from attending.

Upcoming events (3)

Techie Brekkie #10 // Let's talk Microservices with Ian Sugar from Audiogum

Techie Brekkie #10 // Microservices - "great or a different way to mess up?" Our guest speaker for the morning will be Ian Sugar, Principal Engineer at Audiogum. Ian spent a long period of time with Mix Radio (formally OD2) where he progressed from Developer to Principal Architect. He currently works as Principal Engineer for Audiogum. The topic for the morning is as follows: There has been a big move from SOA to Microservices recently. But is it always a good idea? Are there situations where Microservices make the implementation more complicated and you end up with multiple small components which all dependent on each other. Also how do you choose how to break up components?

Techie Brekkie #11 // Serverless Computing : What are the challenges?

Serverless Computing such as AWS Lambdas and Azure Functions have some big advantages, including that you only pay for the processing you do/use and can save money, but also allow scaling up without having to stress. But what are the challenges? We consider latency, debugging/testing, vendor lock in, managing a large number of serverless functions and what you can do to make your life easier.

Techie Brekkie #12 // Lets talk Exploratory Testing with Callum Akehurst-Ryan.

Techie Brekkie #12 // Exploratory Testing: What is it and why you might care! // Callum Akehurst-Ryan, Senior Test Engineer, Scott Logic. Google defines it as, "Exploratory testing is all about discovery, investigation, and learning. It emphasises personal freedom and responsibility of the individual tester. It is defined as a type of testing where Test cases are not created in advance but testers check the system on the fly" ... Does it replace traditional testing? Enhance it? Should all testers do it? We'll explore all this over breakfast! Our guest speaker for the morning is Callum, a Senior Test Engineer at Scott Logic (London Office) with 11 years of experience across multiple domains from finance to public safety. His technical skills and keen interest in exploratory testing techniques are backed up with a passion for team engagement and the advocation for the integration of testers into agile teams. Using his background in psychology, Callum has recently been engaging teams with quality narratives surrounding human factors; providing insights on how individual and diverse users will engage and experience their products in different ways. In his spare time he's also a kick-ass Dungeon Master and blogs about testing.

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