We return again for another remote meetup as we take a journey through software development.

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Are you a modern software engineer?
Talk by Rajkumar Sakthi (50 minutes)

In a modern world with so many different ways to build web applications, how do we keep up with the latest trend, let alone know which one should we use? With all these choices, it can be easy to start off on the wrong foot or to be put off from exploring other options besides what we are used to working with. In this talk I want to explore the best practices we have when building the foundations of our projects. I’m not looking to make you a Coding Ninja, but having an understanding of each of these, along with the benefits each can bring, can help you and your team making the right decisions for the project you are creating and ensure a smoother project lifecycle.

The journey from Developer to Architect
Talk by Mark Taylor (50 minutes)

Developers come to a cross roads at a certain point in their career. Do you stay as a developer, move towards management, consultancy, or maybe architecture? I chose the path of the architect, and my talk will be a story of my journey. I'll also delve into the different types of architect, and what the main differences are between an architect and a developer.