Showing all posts tagged: 'Conference'

A 10-post collection

DDD South West Retrospect

This is going to be a short post since I only managed to experience only part of the overall conference. Life and work commitments meant that I had to fly to Bristol later in the day, missing out on the speakers dinner. The dinner is way more than just food. In fact, I've noticed that I rarely pay any attention to the, otherwise tasty, food. That's because the speaker's dinner is an excellent opportunity to meet up with new speakers and catch up with old friends. These dinners also tend to run late in the night with the conversation moved …[read more]


FullStack 2015 - Retrospect and impressions

I'm currently sitting on my plane flying back from London where I spent an excellent couple of days attending the FullStack conference. FullStack is, oddly enough, a primarily front-end focused conference! Most of the talks had an element of JavaScript + a framework and/or a tool. It was all about writing cool front-end code(z). I'm sure my friend @rankida (David Rankin) would have loved it :) I was there to talk about TypeScript and how we can use it to improve JavaScript by leveraging ES6 and ES7 features. I flew in on Monday and arrived at the venue shortly after …[read more]


CodeMotion Tel Aviv 2016 - Retrospect

I'm sitting at the TelAviv airport waiting to board my flight. My ridiculously long flight that will see me going through the following airports: TLV-> CDG->LHR->GLA. All in all, it will take me over 14 hours for what should have been only 6 hours. Was it worth it? It was and then some more. This year I was fortunate to get an invite to speak at CodeMotion Tel Aviv. I missed my chance to make it at the Italian CodeMotion but I didn't care that much. I don't have any friends in Italy. On the other hand, I …[read more]


CodeCraftCon Glasgow - a tech conference with a twist

A couple of weeks ago I had the fortune to speak at CodeCraftCon in Glasgow, UK. How very fortunate as the venue was only 15 mins away from where I live! But this was not the only reason why the event was such a success. The conference was great, the location fantastic, the food extremely tasty and the overall outcome exceeded people's expectations. I greatly applaud and support events like this which can benefit the local developer community. CodeCraftCon was the first event I attended that the format was wildly different to what most of us are used to when …[read more]


SwanseaCon - Talking about common problems with TDD

Next week (7-9th September 2015) I will be delivering a talk on "Common problems with TDD" at the SwanseaCon conference in beautiful Wales, UK. It's my first time in Wales at this first-time conference, so I'm really excited to be part of this event. In my session, I'll be talking about Test Driven Development (TDD) and the common pitfalls that companies and developers tend to fall in while using this approach to development. You will get a quick introduction to TDD, what made it so successful and then we'll look into how things can sometimes go wrong. In addition to …[read more]