Hopefully everyone is back into the swing of 2016 and looking forward to meeting up for more talks and socialising as we head into the new year.
We have two talks lined up for our next meet on February 1st.
Matt Cockayne: Are you a good Code Scout?
Scouts are taught to be adventurous, considerate, thoughtful, effective, diligent, ingenious, thorough, earnest and effective! All of these qualities are ones that we should be striving for as a Developer.
I will prove that being a Good Scout and being a Great developer are are the same thing. I’ll take you through the actions and attitudes taught to millions of kids aged 7-18 and how you can apply those practices to what you do in your code.
Toby Griffiths: So you’re thinking about going self-employed?
Having gone self-employed just over 6 years ago, I've had to learn a whole heap more than just how to code better. Over those years, I’ve learned much about the many aspects of the day-to-day running of a business, and (I like to think) how to stay sane through it all. Starting a business is not a smooth ride, but I'd like to share with you, not only the details of starting your own business, but also the highs and lows I've been through, and the wonderful snippets I’ve learned over those years, so that your journey to self-employment might go a little more smoothly.