What we're about

This community is a breeding ground for lots of cool events involving software engineering. It is open to all people who are passionate about development and strongly believe in mastering the craft of software. Your experience level can be that of a level 1 front end ninja to that of a level 80 embedded software magician. Everybody who believes their craft is something to be proud of and something worth mastering and sharing is welcome to join our ranks.

These are some of the basic principles we believe in as software crafters:

Not only working software, but also well-crafted software
Not only responding to change, but also steadily adding value
Not only individuals and interactions, but also a community of professionals
Not only customer collaboration, but also productive partnerships

This community is fully (programming) language agnostic and will hosts events in whatever (programming) language is relevant for the people joining the event. In the past this has mostly happened in English and Dutch.

Upcoming events (5)

Software Crafting & Testing Open Space: Ghent

MeetDistrict

An Open Space for all things Software Crafting and Testing. Everyone welcome! Do you have a passion, interest or curiosity in software development and testing? Great, you're in! Whether you're a seasoned expert or just taking your first steps in the industry, we're pretty sure we've got something for you (and vice-versa). Lightning talks! We start off with lightning talks, where you can give a 5-7 minute presentation about something cool you want to share. These are usually rather informal, so don't worry if you've never done this before - this is a great opportunity to give a talk in a friendly environment. The Open Space itself! We usually have 4-6 rooms where 30 minute sessions are run in parallel. A session can be an informal discussion in comfy chairs, a demo or presentation, practicing katas together, or anything inbetween. There are no requirements for you before you can join a session - just bring yourself, an open mind and your opinions. Before the Open Space starts, anyone can suggest sessions about something they want to learn about. Whether you're an expert on some topic, or you're just getting your feet wet, the only requirement to run a session is that you're there to host it. A safe space as well. Our meetup is dedicated to providing a harassment-free meetup experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. To enable this, we expect everyone attending to follow the code of conduct at http://confcodeofconduct.com/ . (http://confcodeofconduct.com/)

SoCraTes Open Space: Brussels!

MindWave cv

This is our software craftsmanship open space Brussels to discuss software, technology, practices, methods or whatever else you feel like. If you're using some new technology you think others would be interested in, if you've got a design or some code you'd like to discuss, if you'd like to discuss a specific practice, a problem you are having at work or you'd simply like to see what others have got to say - come along and join in the debate. How does it work? We ask people to suggest topics for the discussion. After the topics are suggested, we put up a market place for the rest of the evening, running several 30 minute sessions in parallel so that everyone can choose which session they want to participate in. You have full control of what you want to discuss with the group. This is an informal session, you don't need any particular experience and you don't need to have suggestions for topics - just bring yourself, an open mind and your opinions. The first 15-20 minutes will be devoted to lightning talks. So if you've got a cool demo, some new technology or just something you think the group might find interesting, controversial or just plain funny, bring it along and share with the group! Don't worry if you've never given a lightning talk before - this is a great opportunity to give a talk in a friendly environment. We'll have a projector and a whiteboard and all talks are restricted to no more than five minutes. There will be food and drinks sponsored by our host Mindwave - https://mindwave.com/. MindWave is not an ordinary player in IT consultancy. The founders of MindWave felt that there should be an alternative for traditional companies (where investors are in charge), and at the same time, for solo freelancing where you usually lack the strength of a team/company brand. That's why they came up with a completely new way of working, by organizing IT consultancy in the form of a recognized, cooperative company. A cooperative company means: 1. Shares are held only by MindWavers (both employees and freelancers) with no liability 2. Profit is distributed among everyone who works for MindWave according to a pro-rata points system 3. Everyone has the same say in the company (>< traditional companies) MindWave brings IT experts together and aims to have as many direct contracts as possible with large customers, customers at which you as a solo-IT consultant wouldn't be able to do a project without a middleman. In our way of working, you can get the most out of your status without losing your independence. You enjoy group benefits, have a diverse team of seasoned experts to spar with, and enjoy team building activities. You become part of a network that together looks for the most interesting and challenging projects for you. Still considering whether to start your own company? MindWave also provides support for IT consultants that need help starting up as a freelancer. MindWave is growing very fast and mainly focuses on senior developers, architects and project management profiles (also scrum masters, agile coaches, ...). MindWave was founded in 2018 and has already grown to 18 MindWavers today! The event will take place in the Tech.Lounge of Bluepoint Brussels. Developed by ๐—•๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜, the ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต.๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ is a ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ in ๐—•๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€ and ๐—”๐—ป๐˜๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ equipped with the ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€. Tech.Lounge Brussels consists of 1200 m2 workspaces with ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€, ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜…๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐˜‡๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ, ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. http://www.techlounge.be

SoCraTes Open Space: Antwerp!

Unifly

This is our software craftsmanship open space Antwerp to discuss software, technology, practices, methods or whatever else you feel like. If you're using some new technology you think others would be interested in, if you've got a design or some code you'd like to discuss, if you'd like to discuss a specific practice, a problem you are having at work or you'd simply like to see what others have got to say - come along and join in the debate. How does it work? We ask people to suggest topics for the discussion. After the topics are suggested, we put up a market place for the rest of the evening, running several 30 minute sessions in parallel so that everyone can choose which session they want to participate in. You have full control of what you want to discuss with the group. This is an informal session, you don't need any particular experience and you don't need to have suggestions for topics - just bring yourself, an open mind and your opinions. The first 15-20 minutes will be devoted to lightning talks. So if you've got a cool demo, some new technology or just something you think the group might find interesting, controversial or just plain funny, bring it along and share with the group! Don't worry if you've never given a lightning talk before - this is a great opportunity to give a talk in a friendly environment. We'll have a projector and a whiteboard and all talks are restricted to no more than five minutes. There will be food (pizza) and drinks sponsored by our host Unifly - https://www.unifly.aero/.

SoCraTes Open Space: Kortrijk!

Residentie De Kien

This community is a place for discussing everything software engineering related. It is for everybody who follows the path of self improvement and tries to be the best he can. You are welcome no matter how experienced you are. Because software craftsmanship is about learning from each other, taking responsibility for your work and being proud of what you do no matter who you are or how experienced you are. Socrates meetups are about having fun, interesting discussions and sharing knowledge. The meetings are held in open space format which means the agenda of the meeting is created the evening itself. Nobody is obliged to suggest a topic but we do hope that you'll be an active member because that is what makes the open space format shine! How does it work? The first 15-20 minutes will be devoted to lightning talks. So if you've got a cool demo, some new technology or just something you think the group might find interesting, controversial or just plain funny, bring it along and share with the group! Don't worry if you've never given a lightning talk before - this is a great opportunity to exercise talking in a friendly environment. We have a projector you can use. All lightning talks are restricted to no more than five minutes (It is a lightning talk after all). After the lightning talks we create the agenda for the evening. We ask people to suggest topics for the discussion. After the topics are suggested, we put up a so called market place for the rest of the evening. They'll be several 30 minute sessions in parallel and everyone can choose which session they want to participate in. You have full control of what you want to discuss with the group. Still not clear ? Don't worry, you'll see soon enough how it goes! Food: At walking distance from de Kien you have: Domino's pizza (https://www.dominos.be/nl/winkel/be-kortrijkmeensesteenweg-31252) and also Pitta Bodrum (Noordstraat 42, 8500 Kortrijk) Doors: 18h Starts: 19h Parking: There is a parking with barrier. But you can ride up.

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