WLC at Sky, 21st February

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Steve Brewer
About 1 year ago

It's time for another meetup at Sky! In just six weeks we'll be settling in with wine/beer and pizza for lots of interesting short talks lined up with breaks between to chat.

There’ll be plenty of time to ask the speakers questions and chat to others before, between and after the talks, so come along! Everyone’s welcome and it was great fun last time!

Our first meetup at Sky back in September was fantastic, we had some cracking talks from Sky’s developers.

One of our members applied for a role at Sky and now works for them as a software tester at SkyQ and is a great asset to the tech team.

Here’s the lineup:

Registration and networking from 6:30-7:15pm

Is 'why' the most important question?
Alasdair Clark, Development Manager for BSS Team at Sky

How understanding why you are doing something will motivate you, support your creativity as an engineer and help you deliver the best solution.

Breaking down barriers for self-taught developers
Matt Bee, Front End Developer for FutureLearn

Learning development now vs. ten years ago is radically different. While technology might solve lots of problems faced of the past, it’s also creating some for the future. Matt looks at the differences between self learning then and now, and suggests how we might better support the future self-taught members of the tech industry.

Women in Technology
Heajeong Kim, Developer for NOWTV Team at Sky

Why are there so few women in the technology industry? Why should you care? And what can we all do to help improve gender diversity in tech? An overview of this complex topic from the perspective of a Female Software Engineer at Sky.

The Journey to Agile
Shabbir Naqvi, Delivery Manager for YOOX NET-A-PORTER

Are corporate transitions to Agile effective? Some case studies from my own experiences on how I feel it’s best to get development teams aboard trying to be Agile, and what it means to work bottom-up rather than top-down and how you can use it to facilitate change in your teams.

Drinks and networking until 9:30pm

Directions

The event is at Sky’s campus in Osterly, on Grant Way, TW7 5QD.



For driving

Please drive around half way down Grant Way and park in the visitor parking on the left (signposted).



For overground 

Our nearest overground station is Syon Lane, approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the campus. Syon Lane can be reached easily from Clapham Junction, Vauxhall, Waterloo and a variety of other stops.



For underground 

Our nearest underground stop is Osterley. There are a number of buses from Osterley station to our campus including a regular free shuttle bus service provided by Sky. If you plan to use this please make sure you tell them you are coming to a Sky event.



For any questions on getting to the campus please contact laura.peakall@sky.uk.

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