We start off in 2019 with two speakers and talks that will help anyone who works in WordPress and web tech. David Darke will be teaching us about testing to capture web issues. And Nick Soper will be helping us to avoid burnout in our working lives.
1. Automated testing for WordPress
👨 David Darke
Learn how to start running automated tests to capture issues before pushing work live. No previous knowledge of testing required.
Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate
About David Darke
Co-founder and Technical Lead at Atomic Smash.
2. Occupational Burnout
👨 Nick Soper
The tech industry is full of motivated, passionate people. We are proud of our work and we are prepared to go the extra mile to achieve our goals.
But life as a driven, dedicated person can have a more insidious side.
Nick will be talking about his experience of burning out and what is doing to address it.
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
About Nick Soper
I've been a professional geek since 2005 when I graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Computer Science.
I started my career as a logistics analyst at the MOD, creating and using analytical tools. I then moved to the Higher education sector and then spent a few years in fintech consultancy with Scott Logic. Now I'm at Rocketmakers, working with innovative startups and honing my cross platform mobile skills.
*If you find you can no longer make this meeting please do change your RSVP. As we provide food for these events it is helpful for us to know what number to cater for and of course to ensure that the waitlist is kept as short as possible. Thanks.
Please arrive from ⌚ 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers who will help you get your name badge and get settled in. We aim to start the talks at around ⌚ 7pm so there's plenty of time to meet our other members, get a drink 🍻 and have a graze from the buffet 🍕 we provide thanks to our generous sponsors.
We usually start the night off with some updates about what's happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own updates. Speak to one of the organisers wearing a red name badge before we start if you'd like to say or ask something.
After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around ⌚ 9.15pm (ish).