The Docker Edinburgh meetup takes place at Codebase, in their Event Space, which is accessible from the entrance on 38 Castle Terrace. The Meetup will run from around 18h30 to 20h00, with further discussion afterwards in the pub! Cloudsoft will be sponsoring the meetup, and pizza and beer will be provided.
Please let us know what sort of speakers or topics you would like to see at future Meetups, or if there are alternative formats like lightning talks that would prefer.
We're always looking for new speakers, so please get in touch if you have something you'd like to present about Docker or the wider DevOps community!
18h30 - Pizza and beer (thanks, Cloudsoft)
19h00 - First Talk
19h30 - Second Talk
20h00 - Discussion continues at an appropriate external venue...
• Agile Puzzle – Detail Planning and Tracking in Agile - Jean-Sacha Melon
• #noestimates from the Trenches - Chris Preece
• The Rubber Band Effect - Richard Cornelius (lightning talk)
• Applied Experimentation in the Explore, Exploit and Secure framework - Mike Moran
Wrap-up - 9pm'ish
Scott-Logic are kindly providing pizza/refreshments and the event will be live-streamed by Product Forge.
Short Talk summaries...
Agile Puzzle – Detail Planning and Tracking in Agile - Jean-Sacha Melon, Scott-Logic, Delivery Principal
One misconception that seems prevalent with organisations adopting agile is around using story points for planning, forecasting and progress tracking. Long and mid-term planning in agile can negatively impact teams, this talk will shed some light on it and how the situation can be tackled in an agile way providing much better results for the project and the organisation itself.
#noestimates from the Trenches - Chris Preece
Estimates are an everyday part of software development. Teams use estimates for planning and organisations use them for budgeting. Most agile teams now no longer estimate using time, and the perils of this approach are more widely understood. Instead, relative size estimation (using story points or similar) are used. Is this more effective? Is there a better way to get the information organisations and teams want without reading runes, looking into a crystal ball, or training yourself to read tarot cards? Applying a predictive model, rather than a model based on estimates could help you, your team, your organisation, and your customers plan and budget better than you do now.
Applied Experimentation in the Explore, Exploit and Secure framework - Mike Moran, Skyscanner, Engineering Manager
Mike works on a team which owns features like the Homepage and Browse Views. This short talk looks at how they have balanced developing entirely new features with getting the best out of existing features, whilst tackling the "scourge of BAU". The application of experimentation in each area will be used as a spotlight to show the difference between Explore, Exploit and Secure work.
The event will be hosted at the NN4M office and there will be pizza and beer provided.
We'll be welcoming people into the office from around 6.30. There'll be plenty of time to network and get to know the other members in the community around the talks. There'll also be time before the talks to have introductions and any notices regarding team ups, projects, recruitment etc.
Topics can be more technical with a focus on app development or more focused on the business/monetisation side. The event will cater to app development in general but if the content of an event will be more platform-specific we will try to announce this as early as possible to ensure you sign up for the events most relevant to you.
The event should be over by around 9.
Anyone looking to speak or suggest topics for the event do get in touch!
Our events are now also streamed on the ProductForge YouTube channel available here and can be watched on video afterwards: https://productforge.io/livestreams/
Edinburgh Startups 8th Annual 2017 Christmas Party is on. This year the event will be hosted by The League of Entrepreneurs, a global network of startup founders that happens to be based right here in Edinburgh.
You and your friends do not have to be a member of the League of Entrepreneurs to attend. In the Spirit of the Edinburgh Startups Christmas tradition, the event is open to the wider startup scene in Edinburgh and beyond.
This is an event for everyone involved in the Edinburgh Startup Community and their friends and family. We have invited some special guests from Silicon Valley and Europe so stay tuned for updates.
The £10 ticket is to cover food and one alcoholic drink :-)