This Week & Last

Here’s your regular dose of what’s happening at Skills Matter this week and podcasts you can catch up on from last.

Only one event this week before the New Year. But it’s a big one!



London Scrum User Group – Craig Larman – Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development

Join us tonight as the London Scrum User Group meet to hear one of the earliest Practicing ScrumMasters and one of the first worldwide authorized to coach and certify new ScrumMasters and Product Owners, as a Certified Scrum Trainer. Craig Larman will deliver a talk on Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development – Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum.

Learn more, sign up!


London Ruby User Group 

This month, London Ruby User Group (LRUG) have talks on three topics.

Claudio Ortolina – Hermes, add wings to Ruby and Javascript development
Joel Chippindale – My tests run faster than your tests
Frederrick Cheung – Going Native

Learn more!


In The Brain of Greg Young – Event Store as a Read Model

Did you realize the event store is not just an event store for the write side but also a stream database on the read side?

We will look at the event store from a read model perspective and how to efficiently index and issue stream temporal queries using nothing but .. JavaScript

Learn more!

London Haskell (HUG) – LamdbaWars

In this first meeting we will to figure out where the community (you !!!) want to take this project and flesh out the game world physics as well the high level architecture.

Come along and bring your laptop, we will be coding.

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In The Brain of Philipp Haller – Combining Concurrency Abstractions

Actors have become a commonly used abstraction for concurrent and parallel programming in Scala. However, many real-world systems and applications combine actors with other concurrency abstractions, such as futures, or threads and shared-memory synchronization constructs.

This talk explores pitfalls of typical combinations and provides some advice on ensuring their correctness and efficiency.

Don Syme (@dsyme) will dig into the Freebase type provider

Learn more!


Stephen Smith – The Strangler Pipeline

In this talk Steve Smith will share some of the people and technical challenges encountered while building a pipeline for 60+ applications at Sky Network Services, including the use of the Strangler pattern and applying autonomation (“automation with a human touch”) practices to an organisation.

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