• Are you a professional? - With Robert (Uncle Bob) Martin

    We're delighted to welcome 'Uncle' Bob Martin to Cambridge for this talk. Places are strictly limited so please sign-up as soon as possible to guarantee your place. Schedule 18:00 Registration and Networking 19:00 Talk: Are you a professional? 20:00 - 21:00 Networking Thank you to our hosts Redgate Software for supporting this event. Are you a professional? The time has come for software developers to define our profession, and to define ourselves as professionals. We must choose the disciplines, attitudes, and practices that comprise our profession, and then we must choose to live within those bounds. We must decide what standards we will keep, and we must pledge to say "No" when asked to breech those standards. In this talk Robert (Uncle Bob) Martin reviews this history that has led us to this culmination, and suggests a suite of disciplines, attitudes, and practices that follow from that history and may well become a definition of our profession. About Robert C. Martin Robert C. Martin, aka, Uncle Bob has been a software professional since 1970 and an international software consultant since 1990. In the last 40 years, he has worked in various capacities on literally hundreds of software projects. In 2001, he initiated the meeting of the group that created Agile Software Development from Extreme Programming techniques and served as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance. He is also a leading member of the Worldwide Software Craftsmanship Movement - Clean Code. He has authored "landmark" books on Agile Programming, Extreme Programming, UML, Object-Oriented Programming, C++ Programming and most recently Clean Code and Clean Coder. He has published dozens of articles in various trade journals. He has written, directed and produced numerous "Code Casts" videos for software professionals. Bob is a regular speaker at international conferences and trade shows and is also the founder, CEO, and president of Uncle Bob Consulting, LLC and Object Mentor Incorporated. Uncle Bob has published dozens of articles in various trade journals, and is a regular speaker at international conferences and trade shows.

  • Agile / Lean evening talk - Jon Terry, Leankit

    Redgate Software

    Schedule 6:00-6:30 Networking with drinks and pizza 6:30-7:15 Talk: Does this FizzGood? Improve velocity, predictability & agility by asking a simple question 7:15 Questions Does this FizzGood? Improve velocity, predictability & agility by asking a simple question. LeanKit's founding team had a strong Lean-Agile background from previous careers. So, in the early days of the company, we just instinctively did things in a Lean way with as few formal processes as any startup. But, like any growing company, we eventually did have to start clearly defining how we do things. And like anyone, we were tempted to become more bureaucratic - with lots of scheduling, coordination, meetings and estimates. Instead, we developed our FSGD (Frequent Small Good Decoupled) approach. This LeanKit way of working has provided our teams with a simple yardstick for making effective decisions without a lot of cross team scheduling and coordination. It has simplified abstract Agile concepts into something everyone easily understands and cheerfully applies on a daily basis. FSGD isn't a replacement for Kanban, Scrum, XP, etc. We strongly believe in and spend lots of time teaching our teams about the Kanban Method as well as standard Lean and Agile principles, tools, and techniques. But FSGD distills what we think are the key decision making elements of those methods into something everyone can remember. We have seen significant improvements in our delivery speed across multiple teams since rolling out the FSGD approach. We'll share those results with the audience and help you get started learning to do what Fizz-Good. About Jon Terry Jon Terry is Chief Operating Officer of LeanKit. Before LeanKit, Jon held a number of senior IT positions with hospital-giant HCA and its logistics subsidiary, HealthTrust Purchasing Group. He was among those responsible for launching HCA's adoption of Lean/Agile methods. Jon earned his Global Executive MBA from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and his Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional, a Certified Scrum Master, a Kanban Coaching Professional, is certified in the Lean Construction Institute's Last Planner Method, and trained in the SAFe Lean Systems Engineering method.

  • /dev/summer - new, free 1 day software conference

    Mollor Centre

    A free, one-day event for software developers, focussing on software technology. We're looking for speakers (until May 29th) and sponsors. Tickets will be available from Software East, event sponsors and event speakers. Visit http://devcycles.net/summer/ for more information.