• Soft skills in tech - workshop 2

    113 Fonthill Rd

    What are these workshops? Soft skills in the tech sector can completely change the course of a person’s career. This workshop series offers a set of practical, measurable strategies you can use to improve the way you navigate tech world. This workshop is focused on implementing skills that are both iterable and testable - so you can demonstrate what works best for you, and for your team. We focus on a few core practical strategies that can be broadly applied: rapid prototyping, effective collaboration, and clear technical communication. Who is this workshop for? Whether you are just exploring a career in tech or looking to improve the productivity of your current software team - these skills ad value for every career stage and diversity in the room only makes these workshops more meaningful. If you want to implement empirically measurable systems into the way you or your time work, this is definitely for you. These workshops build on each other, but offer stand-alone value so if you can only make a few you're welcome to attend. November 13th - Rapid Prototyping - How to Work Fast, Together November 27th - Meaningful Collaboration - Getting Better than Agile in Tech December 4th - How to do Effective Knowledge Transfer Soft Skills Workshop Series: Rapid Prototyping - How to Work Fast, Together *How and why of the formal Rapid Prototyping Method *Prototyping your career path and communication *Technical Training with online skilling resources Meaningful Collaboration - Getting Better than Agile in Tech *All about “Agile”: the good, bad and the ugly (and how to fix it) *Anti-patterns in Tech Collaboration: what they are and how to recognise them. How to be a servant leader in the workplace (whether or not you lead a team) How to do Effective Knowledge Transfer *Writing good technical documentation *The best of collaborative coding (pair programming and mob programming) *Collaborative working practice Workshop facilitator is Sara Kimmich https://www.sarakimmich.com/ She is a full-stack developer with strong experience in automated analysis pipelines and data visualisation. She runs big data and cloud computing online course based fully on open source software. Sara cares about the open web, believes in equal opportunity to education, and is passionate about how the internet can be a force for good in the world.

  • Generating Local Economic Impact: Info session on our Accelerator

    In 2020 SPACE4 will be hosting a FREE 12-week Accelerator programme. This event is an info session for anyone considering applying to this rare training opportunity, so that you can ask questions and find out if it's the right programme for you. The Accelerator is aimed at freelancers, small businesses, charities and other organisations working in Finsbury Park and surrounding areas. This Accelerator will support your organisation to create positive economic and social impact in your local neighbourhood. Participants will be expected to attend the Accelerator for one full day each week for 12 weeks (starting Q1 2020). The morning session will be group work, and in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to have 1-2-1 support from one of our ethical business experts, and time to work on your projects. Some homework will be set. Each week the course will cover a different topic to help you boost your enterprise, including recruitment, governance, branding, measuring your impact, boosting your sales or funding and so on. More details of the syllabus will be given during this info event. The Accelerator is being delivered by Outlandish, in partnership with Steve Taylor. Outlandish is a worker co-operative that builds websites and data tools for social impact organisations. Outlandish founded SPACE4. Steve Taylor is a business consultant with more than 30 years experience of helping social impact organisations grow. Steve has specific expertise in developing local economies, community wealth building, urban re-industrialisation and new municipalism. You can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/digiogi

  • Soft skills in tech - workshop 3

    113 Fonthill Rd

    What are these workshops? Soft skills in the tech sector can completely change the course of a person’s career. This workshop series offers a set of practical, measurable strategies you can use to improve the way you navigate tech world. This workshop is focused on implementing skills that are both iterable and testable - so you can demonstrate what works best for you, and for your team. We focus on a few core practical strategies that can be broadly applied: rapid prototyping, effective collaboration, and clear technical communication. Who is this workshop for? Whether you are just exploring a career in tech or looking to improve the productivity of your current software team - these skills ad value for every career stage and diversity in the room only makes these workshops more meaningful. If you want to implement empirically measurable systems into the way you or your time work, this is definitely for you. These workshops build on each other, but offer stand-alone value so if you can only make a few you're welcome to attend. November 13th - Rapid Prototyping - How to Work Fast, Together November 27th - Meaningful Collaboration - Getting Better than Agile in Tech December 4th - How to do Effective Knowledge Transfer Soft Skills Workshop Series: Rapid Prototyping - How to Work Fast, Together *How and why of the formal Rapid Prototyping Method *Prototyping your career path and communication *Technical Training with online skilling resources Meaningful Collaboration - Getting Better than Agile in Tech *All about “Agile”: the good, bad and the ugly (and how to fix it) *Anti-patterns in Tech Collaboration: what they are and how to recognise them. How to be a servant leader in the workplace (whether or not you lead a team) How to do Effective Knowledge Transfer *Writing good technical documentation *The best of collaborative coding (pair programming and mob programming) *Collaborative working practice Workshop facilitator is Sara Kimmich https://www.sarakimmich.com/ She is a full-stack developer with strong experience in automated analysis pipelines and data visualisation. She runs big data and cloud computing online course based fully on open source software. Sara cares about the open web, believes in equal opportunity to education, and is passionate about how the internet can be a force for good in the world.

  • A framework for holistic design practice

    113 Fonthill Rd

    With a wide array of platforms and connected services, varying user needs and business priorities, how can we navigate ethics, innovation, business requirements and user needs to create services of value that are solution focussed yet sustainable; forward thinking but not at the expense of security, user data or ethics? This short workshop will be an opportunity to share experiences and potential issues with embedding a holistic design practice as well as to explore how using an actor-based framework can help clarify the roles of services providers to meet user needs in an ethical and inclusive way. Facilitator of this workshop is Florence Okoye, she is a User Experience and Service Designer, currently working at the Natural History Museum. follow her on twitter: https://twitter.com/FINOkoye