• Keynote by Léonie Watson: There's More to Performance than Meets the Eye

    For April's talks we are delighted to be joined by Léonie Watson who will be talking accessibility mechanics and their impact on performance. PROGRAMME 18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled 19:00-19:45 Léonie's presentation 19:45-20:00 Q&A ---------------------------- There's More to Performance than Meets the Eye What does performance look like when you can't see the screen? The browser does more with the DOM than visually render content. It presents an accessibility tree that's queried using platform accessibility APIs. Different browser processing models mean that Assistive Technologies (AT) are changing the way they obtain accessibility information, but is that having an impact on performance, and what happens when we introduce a JavaScript accessibility API into the equation? ------------------------- About the Speaker: Léonie Watson Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board; co-Chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group; and a member of the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee. Amongst other things, Léonie is co-organiser of the Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) conference; co-author of the Inclusive Design Principles; and mentor to young people interested in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design. She is also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP). -------------------- FREE TICKETS Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11796-diversity-matters WHAT, WHEN, WHERE WHAT: Keynote by Léonie Watson: There's More to Performance than Meets the Eye WHEN: Tuesday 23rd April 2019 WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode REGISTRATION(FREE): https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11796-diversity-matters

  • Keynote by Jon Skeet: Building .NET client libraries for Google Cloud Platform

    We are delighted to welcome Jon Skeet to our inaugural .NET Matters Keynote Evening! He will be talking about building .NET libraries for Google Cloud Platform and discussing the linkage between technology and people! Come on down to CodeNode to learn from the best, share your ideas and join our vibrant community! Be sure to sign-in early to grab a drink and meet other attendees in a casual, relaxed setting. PROGRAMME 18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled 19:00-19:45 Jon's presentation 19:45-20:00 Q&A ---------------------------- Lessons learned building .NET client libraries for Google Cloud Platform For the past three years or so, Jon has been part of a team building .NET libraries for Google Cloud Platform, allowing their customers to use the amazing APIs built by their colleagues in a simple fashion. This has proved to be an interesting journey in purely technical terms, but much more so in the boundary between technology and people. In this talk Jon will share some of the lessons he has learned - and those he is still learning - about producing libraries to satisfy beginners and power users alike. ------------------------ About the Speaker: Jon Skeet Jon Skeet is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, working out of the London office (and his shed). By day, he works on making Google Cloud Platform an awesome environment for C# developers, focusing on client libraries for Google APIs. By night, he maintains the Noda Time date/time library for .NET and writes about C#. On days containing a "y" in their name, he trawls Stack Overflow for interesting C# and Java questions. ------------------------ FREE TICKETS Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/12169-dot-net-matters WHAT, WHEN, WHERE WHAT: Keynote by Jon Skeet: Lessons Learned from Building .NET client libraries for Google Cloud Platform WHEN: Tuesday 23rd April WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode REGISTRATION(FREE): https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/12169-dot-net-matters

  • Keynote by Adriaan Moors: Scala 2.13 and Beyond!

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    At this month's Scala Matters, we are excited to be joined by Adriaan Moors- Scala compiler team lead at Lightbend. He will be sharing the highlights of Scala 2.13 with a focus on the collections library and will then go into his team's plans for Scala 2.14 as well as what he looks forward to for the upcoming major release of Scala 3.0! Don't miss this chance to get current with the latest Scala developments! Come on down to CodeNode to learn from the best, share your ideas and join our vibrant community! Be sure to sign-in early to grab a drink and meet other attendees in a casual, relaxed setting. ---------------------------------- PROGRAMME 18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled 19:00-19:45 Adriaan's presentation 19:45-20:00 Q&A ---------------------------------- Scala 2.13 and Beyond! The headline feature for this year's Scala release is a reworked collections library, with a focus on simplicity and performance. As we look forward to Scala 3, Adriaan is really excited to deliver the first significant part of his team's vision for the next decade of functional programming in Scala. The collections library, being at the core of the Scala experience really exemplifies the functional programming philosophy behind the design of Scala. Adriaan will talk a bit about the design, implementation and migration story of the new library, which was lead by Stefan Zeiger from the Lightbend side, Julien Richard-Foy at the Scala Center and many outstanding contributors from the community. He'll also explore a few key changes to the type checker that enabled the simplifications in the design. Of course, Scala 2.13 comes with more goodies, such as better Java 11 support, an improved inliner, literal types, partial unification enabled by default. For the "beyond" part of the talk, Adriaan will share his team's plans for 2.14, which will take a big step towards 3.0 for the compiler and core language, with support for TASTY, trait parameters, opaque types, and top-level definitions (assuming SIP approval). We care deeply about a smooth migration path as he evolves the language, and will go into some detail on his team's plans for that, as well as the highlights of the once-a-decade upcoming major release of Scala: 3.0! ----------------------------------- About the Speaker: Adriaan Moors Adriaan has been active in Scala compiler development since 2007. His contributions include type constructor polymorphism in 2.7, a rewrite of the pattern matcher in 2.10, standard library modularization in 2.11, Single Abstract Method types in 2.12, and many small improvements to the type checker and compiler internals. He joined Lightbend (then Typesafe) to lead the Scala team in 2012. ------------------------------------ FREE TICKETS Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11947-scala-matters WHAT, WHEN, WHERE WHAT: Keynote by Adriaan Moors: Scala 2.13 and Beyond! WHEN: Monday 29th April WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode REGISTRATION(FREE): https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11947-scala-matters

  • Skills Matter - BeyondTech 2019

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    Get Tickets Here: https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/11735-beyondtech-2019#overview BeyondTech is a new conference aimed at supporting discussions about the role of tech in society and our responsibilities around both the products we create and the environments in which we work. More Info Here: https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/11735-beyondtech-2019#overview About our Keynotes: Dennie Declerq Dennie is president and developer at DDSoft nonprofit. He started his journey in software for people with disabilities in 2012 in a coaching center in Ostend. At this time he found solutions via apps and software to help people with disabilities to participate in their daily living and is the main believer and founder of DDSoft. Jaya Chakrabarti MBE Jaya is a passionate advocate for engaging business with the community through technology to improve people's lives, and was honoured with an MBE in 2014's Queen’s honours list 'For services to the Creative Digital Industries and the community in Bristol'. Jaya set up social enterprise TISCreport.org in 2016, to tackle slavery in supply chains. In 2018 TISCreport was a finalist for two anti-corruption technology awards and is arguably the world’s largest anti-slavery register. Jamie Bartlett Jamie Bartlett is the author of three books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies, Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures. He led the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos for 10 years until December 2018. Debbie Forster MBE Debbie is a portfolio consultant and is co-founder and CEO for the Tech Talent Charter, an industry collective which aims to deliver greater gender diversity in the UK tech workforce. Debbie was awarded an MBE in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year for 2016. Take a look at the programme: https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/11735-beyondtech-2019#program

  • Keynote by Antony Marcano on 5 Mistakes Made in Agile Transformations

    At this month's Leadership Matters, we are please to be joined by thought leader and agile coach, Antony Marcano! ------------------------- PROGRAMME 18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled 19:00-19:45 Antony's presentation 19:45-20:00 Q&A ------------------------ 5 Mistakes Made in Agile Transformations Agile Transformations are a challenging, and sometimes, delicate endeavour. There are numerous ways to succeed and many more ways to fail. In this talk, Antony Marcano shares 5 of the most common mistakes he's experienced over nearly 20 years as part of, or leading, Agile Transformations. If you are already well on your way, you'll recognise some or all of these mistakes. If you're earlier on in your journey, or about to start it, this is your opportunity to avoid them. Wherever you are in your Agile Transformation, understanding these mistakes, how to avoid them – or how to mitigate them when they've already happened – will set you up for greater success whatever your next destination. -------------------------- About the Speaker: Antony Marcano Antony Marcano is co-founder of RiverGlide, a coaching, consultancy and training firm helping teams and organisations innovate with agility. He has been in software development for nearly 25 years, almost 20 of which have been either working in teams or guiding them and the organisations around them, as they aspire to greater agility. Antony is as much a practitioner as he is coach, consultant and trainer in topics from writing communicative, maintainable code to User Stories & BDD to effective team models, approaching change and Kent Beck's emerging 3X framework. --------------------------- FREE TICKETS Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11784-leadership-matters#overview WHAT, WHEN, WHERE WHAT: Keynote by Antony Marcano on 5 Mistakes Made in Agile Transformations WHEN: Tuesday 21st May 2019 WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode REGISTRATION(FREE): https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/11784-leadership-matters#overview