February Developer’s Hangout : Are you a Professional?

As a follow up to the DDD Scotland open discussion session on Professional Software Development, this hangout was held to discuss the changes and challenges 2 years on. I’ve included a few notes below that made up the main talking points, and added links where appropriate for those looking for more information. You can see … More February Developer’s Hangout : Are you a Professional?

January Developer’s Hangout : Education, education, education

Thanks to those of you who turned up, good chat about becoming a STEM ambassador for Computer Science (see http://www.stemnet.org.uk/content/ambassadors/whoareambassadors for details) and about the stereotypes that put people off IT. Is programming too hard or too boring? Are programmers are socially awkward anti-establishment hackers? Or are we all boring middle-aged men in suits? That’s … More January Developer’s Hangout : Education, education, education

31st January – Developer’s Hangout : The Next Generation

EDIT : Had to correct the link. Sorry folks. 31st January – Developer’s Hangout : The Next Generation In this month’s hangout, following the last fascinating discussion about recruitment, I want to look further back, into schools and universities and see what people think about the way programming is taught, and how to get the … More 31st January – Developer’s Hangout : The Next Generation

Weekly Developer Hangout Revival : Friday 14th October, noon

I’m planning to restart the weekly developer hangouts I was running from my Google+ profile now that invites are no longer required and screen and document sharing have been added. Next Friday I hope to be talking about iPhone 4s, Nexus Prime, and whether node.js really is a cancer or if node.js is not cancer. … More Weekly Developer Hangout Revival : Friday 14th October, noon

Weekly Developers Hangout #2 : remote? working?

Yep, it’s not Scottish, and it’s the second one – I 1-indexed that one, boosh. A few technical problems – turns out microphones and headphones don’t work unless they’re turned on and enabled, and webcams don’t work if you don’t have one. So, the chat? Can you work on island whilst the rest of your … More Weekly Developers Hangout #2 : remote? working?