For June we're going to be online again for our meetup.

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Tools and techniques to reduce the impact of the tech you are responsible for
Talk by Hannah Smith (50 minutes)

Did you know that the internet is thought to produce about the same carbon emissions as the aviation industry’s fuel consumption? And if the internet was a country it would be the sixth biggest polluter in the world. Shocking isn’t? Tech provides wonderful opportunities to find ways to reduce our carbon emissions, but in itself has a significant environmental cost, which most of us aren’t conscious of. In this talk we’ll discuss why & how tech and building websites has an environmental impact. We’ll look at tools and techniques you can use to lessen your impact, whether you are responsible as a developer, designer or content creator. And of course, not only do these tools and techniques help your green credentials, they nearly always result in better performance and better user experiences too.

Get, Set ... STOP!
Talk by Zvonimir Spajic (50 minutes)

Wikipedia defines Cargo cult programming as "Ritual inclusion of code or program structures that serve no real purpose." One behaviour, deeply embedded into the hearts and minds of many software developers is the creation of getters and setter on entities. It' so widespread that IDEs have tools to do it automatically. Why do we do it? Does it serve some purpose or is it just a cargo cult programming ritual?