This Week at Skills Matter: 15 – 19 September

In the Brain of Allan Kelly


We’re delighted to welcome Allan Kelly tonight, as he joins us for his In The Brain talk exploring whether Agile practices can work outside of software development. Allan is a founding consultant with Software Strategy who work with companies to implement and deepen Agile methods. Tonight he will look at examples of Agile practices beyond software to see what lessons we can garner for knowledge workers in general.


Swift London return for their September talks covering Core Data, UX, UI CollectionView, APIs and Swift pedagogy. Featuring five speakers this week, these talks will cover a wide variety of topics for anyone interested in the Swift language – from all levels, beginner to expert. Register your spot now to join this friendly and very active group!

Join software developer and architect Goswin Rothenthal at this weeks F#unctional Londoners meetup, as he explores F# scripting for 3D geometry in the construction industry. Goswin’s custom software models are capable of integrating the entire design process from the initial geometry setout all the way down to the 2D information or mashinecode required for manufacturing. He recently used this process at Waagner Biro for the cladding of Louvre Abu Dhabi and before on the façades of COD-Macao and CityLife-Milano Towers at Zaha Hadid.


Join an adventure in F1 data, hear about the state of the Pentaho market and create Pentaho Sparks Apps with the Pentaho London user group on Thursday, as they’re joined by three exciting and experienced speakers – Nelson Sousa, Dan Keeley and Diethard Steiner.

Also on Thursday, the London Software Craftsmanship Community look at how to name things, with a solution to the hardest problem in programming by Peter Hilton. Adam Kosiński will then present an Swiss army knife for readable tests, in a talk about ideas and patterns to produce clean, readable and developer-friendly tests.

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