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Keynote speakers for SwanseaCon 2017

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We’re still busy going through all of the fantastic submissions we received from speakers wanting to be on the schedule for #SwanseaCon 2017. In the meantime we wanted to share with you the speakers who will be giving keynotes at this years event! Sander Hoogendoorn will be returning for his third year at SwanseaCon and will be kicking things o... continue reading

Call for papers is now closed

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The call for speakers for our third event has now closed. The response has been fantastic, over 120 submissions were received from speakers all around the world. We’re are currently busy putting together an agenda for the third Agile Development & Software Craftsmanship conference in Wales - SwanseaCon 2017. What to expect: Attendance:... continue reading

Awesome Employers list

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Awesome Employers list. This year we will be doing an Awesome Employers list so please let your boss and their boss know! If your company sends 5 or more staff (or all IT if < 5) to SwanseaCon 2017, they’ll find themselves publicised for investing in staff and will have their logo on the website as an awesome employer, they will also receiv... continue reading

Donation of notebooks to Pontybrenin Primary School

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Donation of notebooks to Pontybrenin Primary School. Back last year at the first Swanseacon, attendees were told that profits made from SwanseaCon 2015 would go toward helping provide free netbooks for children, which they would then use to learn to code at a free summer code camp. In August 2015, 10 netbooks were purchased and the idea was to... continue reading

Call for speakers is now closed

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Call for speakers is now closed. The response to our call for speakers has been amazing, we received over 100 submissions from all over the world. Our first conference in 2015 saw 2 keynotes, over 20 presentations and a panel discussion. This year we’ve tried to offer even greater value for money and to give attendees an even better opportunit... continue reading

Call for speakers is now open

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Call for speakers is now open. We’re really pleased to announce that after a really successful first conference we’re going to do it all over again 12-13th September, 2016. SwanseaCon is aimed at software developers, software architects, project managers, analysts and consultants. The event has a strong practical focus on agile development, s... continue reading

Thank you for attending SwanseaCon 2015

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Prynhawn da/Good afternoon, We really hope you enjoyed SwanseaCon 2015 and we just wanted to write a quick post to say a massive thank you for coming along and being a part of it! The feedback so far has been excellent and we’re already looking at ways to implement some of the suggestions. If you didn’t get a chance to leave feedback we’d love... continue reading

Patroklos Papapetrou - Managing global teams

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Managing global teams. One year ago I took the most challenging decision of my software development career. I quit my daily - 40hr/week job and joined a company as a remote freelancer. That change was even more radical because I made the switch from a hands-on developer role to a “software engineering manager” role. Although I don’t like the te... continue reading

Thomas Sundberg - Tell, don't ask

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Tell, don’t ask. Why talk about ‘Tell, don’t ask’ at Swanseacon 2015? Objects that expose wrong information are complicated to work with. They force you to dig for the information you really need. It is easy to create a model where the users are expected to know a lot about the domain and therefore force them to dig deep into an object structu... continue reading

Adam Tornhill - There's More to Code than Code

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There’s more to code than code Our software industry is good at exploring new ways to do things. If you’ve been around for a while you’ve probably seen your fair share of trends come and go. These trends are reactions to past failures. We push the pendulum from one extreme to the next. Yesterday’s silver bullet is tomorrow’s legacy code. Right ... continue reading

Early bird tickets now on sale!

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While we’re still running through speaker submissions and trying to finalise an agenda we’ve decided to give you lucky lot a chance to save £200 off a standard conference ticket! If you purchase a ticket before 31st March 2015 you will be able to save £200 and snap up a ticket for just £250. After 31st March 2015 ticket prices will increase, so... continue reading

Call for papers is now closed

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We’re very excited - not just because of the inordinate amount of caffeine based products consumed - but also because we are currently putting together an agenda for the biggest Agile Development & Software Craftsmanship related event in Wales - SwanseaCon 2015. The response for our first call for papers for SwanseaCon 2015 was fantastic, a... continue reading

Call for Papers

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SwanseaCon 2015 will be held 7th-8th of September in the coastal city of Swansea. If you want to be part of this great event as a speaker you knocked at the good door. Want to speak at SwanseaCon? If you would like to submit a paper, please complete the form below. All papers should: aim to be a maximum of 45 minutes in length need to b... continue reading

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