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Meet the Sponsor: Alcumus Group

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Meet the Sponsor: Alcumus Group. Who are you? Louis Cross – Internal Tech Recruiter at Alcumus What do you do? I have an awesome job. I’m responsible for recruitment for every technical role at Alcumus. I work really closely with our hiring managers to get the best people into our Alcumus Technology teams to really drive our Tech-led busines... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Stephen Mounsey

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Meet the Speaker: Stephen Mounsey. What’s your session topic? Conflict in Agile teams Why is your topic important? Because every one of us deals with conflict each day. We disagree on all sorts of stuff. Agile values collaboration and consensus decision making for that to work we need to be able to work with conflict and disagreement in our... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Elisabeth Hocke

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Meet the Speaker: Elisabeth Hocke. What’s your session topic? Beginning of this year, I started out on a testing tour. I had many pair testing sessions with many different testers from all over the world, as experiment whether this is a feasible way to level up my skills. I am happy to share my lessons learned on this journey as well as tips... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Mashooq Badar

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Meet the Speaker: Mashooq Badar. What’s your session topic? Nature of Learning Why is your topic important? Learning is a part of our survival and key to professional success. Understanding its nature helps us to become better learners. In our industry, where technologies and practices evolve so fast, effective learning is an absolute neces... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Chris Cundill

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Meet the Speaker: Chris Cundill. What’s your session topic? The title of my talk is “releaseflow: a healthy build, release and deploy process”. I’ll be using this opportunity to demonstrate a real, live example of Continuous Delivery which will be suitable for both newbies to CI/CD and to those who are hardened travellers down that road. We... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Seb Rose

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Meet the Speaker: Seb Rose. What’s your session topic? Whatever your job title, you’re actually being paid to think! Why is your topic important?* Books, conference talks, the internet are all awash with heuristics, patterns, models and acronyms to help us solve problems. They document how other people have overcome challenges in a way that... continue reading

Meet the Speakers: Oliver Gibson & Monira Rhaimi

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Meet the Speakers: Oliver Gibson & Monira Rhaimi. What’s your session topic? In our session, we’ll discuss how an experimental approach to product development will lead to the many small failures that are essential to achieving great outcomes. We’ll share stories from our experience in startups and enterprises, the mistakes we made along ... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Matt Fortunka

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Meet the Speaker: Matt Fortunka. What’s your session topic? Azure from A-Z Why is your topic important? One of the most important things when learning a new technology or platform is what to google? The rate of change with cloud, and particularly Microsoft Azure makes knowing the foundations and what is available all the more important. Wh... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Gem Hill

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Meet the Speaker: Gem Hill. What’s your session topic? Anxiety Under Test Why is your topic important? I want to get to a place where the tech industry specifically and humanity in general are more comfortable talking about mental health. It’s good for us and will help us be healthier, happier people. I also want to try to reassure people t... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Shahid Iqbal

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Meet the Speaker: Shahid Iqbal. What’s your session topic? Kubernetes for .NET developers Why is your topic important?* Arguably Kubernetes has become the de facto container orchestration platform, however with its origins in firmly in the Linux world it can be a daunting subject for .NET developers who traditionally come from a Windows wo... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Nick Tune

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Meet the Speaker: Nick Tune. What’s your session topic? I will be talking about strategic design, the design of sociotechnical systems - how we architect our software services and set up our teams to build and maintain those services so that the teams have high levels of autonomy and ownership while collectively working towards business goal... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Matt Jukes

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Meet the Speaker: Matt Jukes. What’s your session topic? I’m talking about working, and thinking, in the open and how that helps us as individuals, teams and institutions. Why is your topic important? I believe that openness is really the ‘secret sauce’ (well not that secret as it is open!) for this industry of ours. It is more than the open... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Lisa Crispin

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Meet the Speaker: Lisa Crispin. What’s your session topic? We’re going to explore how to question requirements for each story, ways to elaborate and build shared understanding among the whole delivery team. Participants will get a chance to take a one-line user story and practice the types of questions that help the team discover the story’s ... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Hadi Hariri

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Meet the Speaker: Hadi Hariri. What’s your session topic? Amongst other things, it’s about the impact of information in our age Why is your keynote topic important? Because I’ve witnessed many times the prejudices and biases that we all suffer from and how often we do not understand the impact of our own small actions What are the prerequis... continue reading

Meet the Speaker: Dave Stokes

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Meet the Speaker: Dave Stokes. What’s your session topic? MySQL 8 Server Optimization Why is your topic important? So many folks run MySQL and the new version of MySQL has some big changes for the better. Hopefully my session will help uses exploit those new changes. The new temporary file type and histograms will be a big win for many. Wh... continue reading

SwanseaCon 2018 - Call for speakers is now open

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SwanseaCon 2018 - Call for speakers is now open. The call for speakers for the forth year of SwanseaCon is now open and will close on Friday 16th February 2018! SwanseaCon is an agile development and software craftsmanship conference which is taking place on Monday September 10th 2018, at the Village Hotel, in Swansea, South Wales(UK). Whethe... continue reading

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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