June 11th - Dom Hodgson's Agile Sweet Shop plus Learn Software Development in 8 weeks with Andy Stewart

Post date: May 14, 2013 9:40:52 AM

With the demise of Terry's of York one could be led to believe that the confectionary industry has left our region for ever. Not so. Where Terry's have faltered innovation has thrived. Don't miss this months tale of new enterprise, technology and triumph over adversity.

Dom Hodgson: An Agile Sweet Shop?…

Last year Dom Hodgson started a sweetshop with a friend after a conversation in a pub. Dom will take you through what a stupid idea this was initially and what has happened since.

plus filling the June support slot...

Learn Software Development in 8 weeks with Andy Stewart.

An experience report describing how an agile project was delivered by a small team in 8 weeks. Half of the team were Quantitative Analysts who had little or no prior experience of the development process or language and were tasked with implementing their models directly in Java. The talk will concentrate on the techniques used to help deliver the project successfully ahead of schedule.

About the speakers

Dom Hodgson has been breaking things on the internet for a few years, his background is in Search, Startups and events, he is the organiser of LeedsHack and has competed in over 30 hackdays around the world. You can follow his activities on twitter @TheHodge or checkout the current focus of his attention at clicknmix.co.uk

Andy Stewart has worked in IT since 2000 and currently runs an independent consultancy based in Leeds. He has spent the majority of the last 5 years delivering high volume and performance messaging systems for a variety of sectors. Andy is a keen advocate of development techniques that allow teams to remain agile and responsive such as TDD and CI. Andy can be found twittering @andystewart79 and runs his website at www.bssd.co.uk