What we're about

What Topics?

- Scala, F#, Haskell, Clojure, Python, Java, Ruby & C#

- Agile, Kanban, Software Craftsmanship, BDD, TDD, CI/CD

- Architecture, Microservices, CQRS, DDD, Eventstorming

- NOSQL, Neo4J, MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak, CouchDB

- Mobile, Flutter, Dart, Kotlin, Android, iOS, Internet of Things

- HTML5, JavaScript, NodeJS, Angular...

What kind of events?

We organise talks, meetups, hackathons, conferences, courses and any other type of gathering that helps our community learn and share skills to write and build better software.

This MeetUp group focuses on our xMatters Series and invites you to join our Open House events to learn more about Skills Matter.

What is xMatters?

xMatters is a series of free community events happening our very own venue: CodeNode (by Liverpool St/Moorgate). We've worked hard to secure some of the best speakers in the industry to speak on the trending topics of the moment. Check out the schedule!

What is Skills Matter?

We're one of Europe's leading developer communities!


• support 100+ other free user groups (https://skillsmatter.com/groups) by hosting their events in our Central London Location: CodeNode

• run 14 globally-recognised conferences (https://skillsmatter.com/conferences) (everything from Cloud to DDD to iOS)

• deliver 100+ training courses (https://skillsmatter.com/courses) led by the biggest names in tech

• provide 1000's of hours of content (https://skillsmatter.com/skillscasts)via recorded talks & workshops from free community events

In short, we're on a mission to bring real experts and real skills to the world of software development.

Find out more at skillsmatter.com (https://www.skillsmatter.com)

We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Upcoming events (5+)

Skills Matter Open House July


Want to hear more about Europe’s largest community of developers? Join us this July at CodeNode, our home in central London, to talk to the team about our exciting event portfolio, and find out how we can help you to learn, share and create with over 130,000 passionate tech-lovers. Chat to our dedicated portfolio and outreach teams over drinks at the SpaceBar, take a tour of the venue, and learn more about... * 70+ training courses covering the most exciting emerging and advanced technologies, frameworks and methodologies, exclusive to Skills Matter in the UK, led by leading industry experts and tech creators * 14 globally-recognised conferences which bring together the best and brightest speakers from around the world to discuss emerging technologies, debate hot topics, and explore innovative problem solving techniques * 100 User Groups hosted by us at CodeNode, meeting to take their skills to the next level and share the exciting developments in their domain * Joining the 140,000 (and counting) member community, and getting access to thousands of hours of SkillsCasts... like Netflix, but for developers! Who should come? Anyone with questions about what we do! Whether you're an existing community member who wants to know more about our other events, a previous attendee, or a total newbie, we'd love to have you join us. Bring questions and friends, and explore what we have to offer... Sign up on the Skills Matter website if you want to attend! https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/12444-skills-matter-open-house-july

Keynote by Portia Tung

Skills Matter at CodeNode

At this month's Leadership Matters, we are delighted to be joined by Enterprise Agile Coach and founder of The School of Play, Portia Tung! ------------------------- PROGRAMME 18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled 19:00-19:45 Portia's presentation 19:45-20:00 Q&A ------------------------ Unleash Your Play Brain: Play Your Way Towards a Happier Adulthood Have you lost your mojo or got bored with life? Are you stuck in a rut and can’t quite figure out how to get out of it? Does work keep getting in the way of your dreams? Have you reached a crossroads and don’t know which way to go? If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions then it’s time act swiftly before the zombie virus gnaws away the last bit of your brain and stymies forever your chances of turning your hopes and wishes into reality. Join Portia Tung, Playmaker 001 and founder of The School of Play, on a whirlwind interactive mini adventure through the science and history of play and how play is essential for adult development and well-being. Play your cards right and you’ll leave with plenty of ideas to nurture your inner chimp and make more of your inner human’s dreams come true. What you will learn: - A working definition of play - The benefits of play - Reasons to play more - The concept of Play IQ - Ideas to develop your Play IQ ------------------------------------- About the Speaker: Portia Tung Portia is an Executive and Personal coach, Executive Agile coach and play researcher creating transformative change in a range of organisations including the Prime Minister's Office, the NHS, British Airways and global financial institutions. She readily draws from her 20 years of experience in the IT industry ranging from analyst programmer, to development manager, and IT consultant, to Agile coach, and more recently as a trained professional coach. ------------------------------ FREE TICKETS Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11969-keynote-by-portia-tung-unleash-your-play-brain-play-your-way-towards-a-happier-adulthood WHAT, WHEN, WHERE WHAT: Keynote by Portia Tung - Unleash Your Play Brain: Play Your Way Towards a Happier Adulthood WHEN: Monday 22nd July 2019 WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode REGISTRATION(FREE): https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11969-keynote-by-portia-tung-unleash-your-play-brain-play-your-way-towards-a-happier-adulthood

Emily Jiang- On Stage Hacking: Build 12-Factor Microservices in an Hour

At this month's Java Matters, we are pleased to be hosting Java Champion and Senior MicroProfile lead at IBM, Emily Jiang! ------------------------- PROGRAMME 18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled 19:00-19:45 Emily's presentation 19:45-20:00 Q&A ------------------------ On Stage Hacking: Build 12-Factor Microservices in an Hour Planning to build microservices? The best practice of building a first-class microservice is to follow 12-Factor app. But how do you fulfil the 12-factor app rules, e.g. how do you externalise the configuration, fault tolerance, etc? Come to this session to build a 12-factor microservice using MicroProfile programming mode (microprofile.io) and Open Liberty (openliberty.io) with a live code demo! ------------------------ About the Speaker: Emily Jiang Emily Jiang is Java Champion. She is Senior MicroProfile lead and has been working on MicroProfile since 2016 and leads the specifications of MicroProfile Config, Fault Tolerance and Service Mesh. She is CDI Expert Group member. She works for IBM as Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI. Based at IBM's Hursley laboratory in the UK, she has worked on the WebSphere Application Server since 2006 and is heavily involved in Java EE implementation in Liberty releases. She regularly speaks at conferences, such as Code One, DevNexus, JAX London, Voxxed, Devoxx US, Devoxx Belgium, Devoxx UK, Devoxx France, EclipseCon, etc. --------------------------- FREE TICKETS Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/12459-keynote-by-emily-jiang-on-on-stage-hacking-build-12-factor-microservices-in-an-hour WHAT, WHEN, WHERE WHAT: Keynote by Emily Jiang on On Stage Hacking: Build 12-Factor Microservices in an Hour WHEN: Tuesday 23rd July WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode REGISTRATION(FREE): https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/12459-keynote-by-emily-jiang-on-on-stage-hacking-build-12-factor-microservices-in-an-hour

Keynote by Angela Yu on Why I'm Building My Next App in Flutter

Skills Matter at CodeNode

Are you interested in finding out more about the latest cross-platform iOS/Android solution? Don't miss this month's Mobile Matters where Angela Yu will be sharing with us more about Flutter and how it revolutionises mobile development! ------------------------- PROGRAMME 18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled 19:00-19:45 Angela's presentation 19:45-20:00 Q&A ------------------------ Why I'm Building My Next App in Flutter Have you ever wanted to create a mobile app and release it both for Android and iOS? Find out why you'll want to do using Google's Flutter. Flutter is fast, responsive, and a joy to develop in. During this talk, you'll learn the fundamentals of mobile development with Flutter, what exactly makes it so powerful, and why it's the cross-platform solution we've all been waiting for! ----------------------------------------------- About the speaker: Angela Yu Angela Yu is a mobile and web developer fluent in Swift, Dart, Objective-C and JavaScript. She's the lead Flutter and iOS instructor at the London App Brewery where they've taught over 550 students in-person at our London classroom and over 150,000 students online. Her first foray into programming was when she was just 12 years old, wanting to build my own video games. Since then, she's made over 70 apps and some awesome games. --------------------------------------------------- FREE TICKETS Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11915-keynote-by-angela-yu-on-why-i-m-building-my-next-app-in-flutter WHAT, WHEN, WHERE WHAT: Keynote by Angela Yu on Why I'm Building My Next App in Flutter WHEN: Thursday 25th July WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode REGISTRATION(FREE): https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11915-keynote-by-angela-yu-on-why-i-m-building-my-next-app-in-flutter

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Keynote by Russ Miles on How To Be (Successful At Being) Wrong

Skills Matter at CodeNode

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