For our November Meetup we're hosted by the kind folks at November Five. Join us for a few drinks & some nice talks!

Wednesday 30th November 2016

So you are not using an ORM yet?
Talk by Mike Simonson (45 minutes)

Where is the truth in sentences like "ORMs are slow" or "SQL is insecure"? We will walk through the reasons that shaped ORM architecture, their potential and limitations. After this talk you will be in a better position to choose the best fit for you and your next application.

The power of the soft skill
Talk by Kenneth Schabrechts (30 minutes)

Every day developers ask themselves what they can do to improve their technical expertise. Which comes to no surprise seeing the nature of this industry. However it is important to focus some of your time on training and learning to use your soft skills. This will help you be a better developer. Skills like communication, collaboration and problem solving skills will give you an edge when trying to get into a certain company or when trying to obtain that contract you always wanted. During this talk you will be shown some of the most vital skills needed for developers to reach that goal. Besides the overview we will also dive into methods by which you can actively work on improving said skills.