This week at Skills Matter: 14th – 17th April 2014

Here’s what’s coming up at Skills Matter this week!


The Open Tech School are back for round 2 of their introduction to programming. They will continue with the back-to-basics of writing code, setting you up with the friendly programming language, Python. No experience necessary.

The London Ruby User Group will be around tonight to discuss aspect-oriented programming in Ruby and run through some of the adventures in early-adoption of open source code. Three leading experts, Camille Baldock, James Smith and Sam Pikesley will take you through these interesting topics.


Deep Learning London will be joined by Jeff Hawkins, a serial entrepreneur, scientist and Numenta co-founder. He will discuss his past experiences revolving around Cortical Learning Algorthims to the Numenta Platform. This talk will be streamed live from California, so make sure you are there to ask any questions!

Paul Ardeleanu will be joining Skills Matter to deliver an In The Brain on the ever popular topic of iOS testing. Usually perceived as a painful experience, Paul will get hands-on and show you how BDD can make your iOS projects a much more enjoyable experience.


The London Java Community will be joined by Marat Boshernitsan, a software development researcher and practitioner who will take a look at development testing. He will examine how it fits in a software development process, discussing strategies for introducing development testing in both Greenfield and Legacy software projects.

The Scala User Group may take you by surprise this week, as they are joined by Jon Pretty, who will be running through some crazy algebraic stuff with types with results that my shock you. Jon has been an active member of the Scala community since 2004, when he launched the first commercial application in Scala. This talk is definitely not one to be missed!


Ben Arroyo and Alastair Smith will be speaking at this month’s London Software Craftmanship Community, a great opportunity to pick up top tips for good object-oriented programming and saving time in the mechanics of coding. They will be running through the ins and outs, the mistakes made and how to improve OO and efficient coding.

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