What we're about

About Us:

We, the Seattle Software Crafters, are a diverse community of software professionals who are passionate about making great software. We are committed to continuously learning better ways of producing software, sharing with and learning from each other, and setting the standard for ethics, quality, and mutual respect for all. Regardless of our differences, we choose to be defined by what brings us together, rather than what sets each of us apart. This meeting isn't about any specific technology or programming language, rather it's about finding ways to get better at writing code. We are not for profit and are open to any and all ideas, welcoming constructive discussion and debate on all topics around Code Craft. We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming group, not an exclusive one. Beginners, long time practitioners, and skeptics are welcome.

Code of Conduct:

The Seattle Software Crafters meetup is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free space and experience for all community participants, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, religion, politics, and mental and physical ability.

The Seattle Software Crafters are all about the open exchange of ideas and freedom of thought and expression. This can only happen for us if we can meet in a friendly, safe environment. Therefore, we must create safe spaces, and we do not tolerate harassment of members/speakers/facilitators in any form. We expect all participants to show respect and courtesy to other participants while engaging in civil discussion and debate. Talking about and critiquing the code can get spicy enough without taking unkind actions towards the person, people, or politics. We expect you will speak up if disrespectful or discourteous behavior occurs.

Our Code of Conduct exists because of that dedication, and we do not tolerate harassment in any form. If you experience any violation or what you feel is harassment please report it to Steve Kuo or Paige Watson via private Slack or Meetup messages.

To make clear what is expected, we have published this Code of Conduct. It is not exhaustive. Instead, we draw on the atmosphere of cooperation and transparency characteristics of our crafter community. We expect all participants will honor this Code, and we'll continue to treat fellow community members honorably and with respect. Let us be kind, conscientious and remember to have fun while we figure out new tricks to empower us to enjoy and write good code!

Upcoming events (4+)

Tara Scott - You Do You: Your Best Stuff in Psychologically Safe Environments

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Remember dress codes? For me, it always felt like I was showing up as Fake Tara; the Tara that corporate America expected me to be. The problem with that is that I wasn’t showcasing my greatest talents for fear of rejection. Let’s talk about how psychological safety is more than a buzzword but rather about adaptable behavior. The more we show up as our real selves, the more creativity we bring to the table that helps innovate and change the world.

Tara Scott is a product, UX, and organizational behavior coach who has worked for over a decade with teams, leaders, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. She is passionate about helping individuals collaboratively invest in a psychologically safe culture that allows them to thrive, innovate and pour their authentic selves into the products they create for others. Tara is a forever computer nerd who has vast experience as a product development coach, helping build pragmatic agility practices and help others understand the art of progress over process.

Zoom opens at 9:30 AM Pacific.
The talk begins around 10:00 AM.
General Q&A around 11:00 AM.

Link to the Seattle Code Craft Slack channel. http://bit.ly/SeattleSoftwareCrafterSlack

Ron Quartel - Modern Product Management - For Engineers

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Product Management has made leaps and bounds since agile was born 20 years ago. At the leading edge of Product Management, the concept of Roadmap is shunned, and Scrum and agile are not considered helpful (to product discovery). The great news for engineers, is that we are first class citizens in modern product discovery processes along with the Product Managers themselves!Come and find out how you work as a developer in a Modern Product Team. Find out what it means to do discovery work vs delivery work and when to move between these modes.It turns out I have been doing delivery work for 20 years. I’m excited to pick up a new skill, and have a voice beyond being just a code monkey that churns out features for a feature factory. There is an exciting future ahead for us devs.

Ron will tell you his life purpose is to “unleash the human spirit in the workplace.” He loves all things software and nurturing business/development harmony in particular.

His agile and Extreme Programming journey started in 2002, and over the years he has built strong technical skills and a deep understanding of agile methods. He has put this to use in several roles during his career: developer, development manager, and agile coach.

We have switched to virtual, I'll post more details about this talk soon.

Zoom opens at 9:30 AM Pacific.
The talk begins around 10:00 AM.
General Q&A around 11:00 AM.

Link to the Seattle Code Craft Slack channel. http://bit.ly/SeattleSoftwareCrafterSlack

Guest Speaker about something TBD

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We have switched to virtual, I'll post more details about this talk soon.

Zoom opens at 9:30 AM Pacific.
The talk begins around 10:00 AM.
General Q&A around 11:00 AM.

Link to the Seattle Code Craft Slack channel. http://bit.ly/SeattleSoftwareCrafterSlack

Guest Speaker about something TBD

Link visible for attendees

We have switched to virtual, I'll post more details about this talk soon.

Zoom opens at 9:30 AM Pacific.
The talk begins around 10:00 AM.
General Q&A around 11:00 AM.

Link to the Seattle Code Craft Slack channel. http://bit.ly/SeattleSoftwareCrafterSlack

Past events (189)

Jacqueline Bilston - Effectively Testing Data Pipelines

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