Past talks

173 talks

How Learning Works: The Science of Learning by Saf Hayat

Oct, 2019  ·  Saf Hayat

How Learning Works: The Science of Learning

How we think about learning often doesn't align with the research into how the brain works. Come to this talk to explore how the science of learning can unlock your ability to grow your skills and career.

Lightning talk: Making engineering management easier using software engineering practices by Nicky Thompson

Oct, 2019  ·  Nicky Thompson  ·  @knotnicky

Lightning talk: Making engineering management easier using software engineering practices

As an engineering manager, your responsibility is not to build features, but to build systems to support the people building the features. This talk will give some tips on using familiar tools and techniques from your time as a software engineer to help make management easier and more systematic.

The Women Who Helped Build the Internet by Lydia Wozniak

Oct, 2019  ·  Lydia Wozniak  ·  @LydiaMoo

The Women Who Helped Build the Internet

Throughout the 20th century women held a lot of technological responsibility but, often are not credited for their contributions. Lydia will share an alternative history of the internet by sharing the stories of women who helped create it.

SVGs so good you dodge the Blue Shell by Stephen Cook

Sep, 2019  ·  Stephen Cook  ·  @StephenCookDev

SVGs so good you dodge the Blue Shell

Icons on the web are everywhere, but sometimes it feels like just using normal img tags with PNGs is the easiest way. This talks looks at some common icon use-cases, and how using SVGs can make your life easier, and your website shinier.

Learning Together - Sharing knowledge across teams by Tara Ojo

Sep, 2019  ·  Tara Ojo  ·  @tara_ojo

Learning Together - Sharing knowledge across teams

When we work with many engineers, spanning different teams and different projects, it’s hard to keep up with changes. Tara will share how FutureLearn utilises their culture of learning, to keep engineers up-to-date on topics from ECMAScript changes to wilder concepts like generative art.

Supercharge your whiteboarding and pair programming by Ana Pasparan

Sep, 2019  ·  Ana Pasparan  ·  @ane31mary

Supercharge your whiteboarding and pair programming

Is it hard to refine and assign tickets? Do you find it hard to do code reviews? How about when some team members are off on holiday? In this talk, Ana will share her learnings about how effective whiteboarding and pair programming can help you to solve these types of issues.