Startup Sprint Smart Things

Tricity Java User Group has the pleasure to invate you for a event organized by our partner – Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Foundation.

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If you’re one of those people who has interesting and innovative ideas are is willing to evaluate them into real business – this is event if for you! Are you a programmer? Graphic designer? Marketer? Come and join us!

Mentors:

  • Jakub Pawelczak (IVONA Software),
  • Adam Tychmanowicz (CEO Neptis, Yanosik app founder),
  • Bartosz Burek (CEO Citi-Nav and Jakdojade.pl founder),
  • Radosław Zdunek (CEO Toucan Systems – solutions based on Cinnect),
  • Rafał Janik (CEO Thinkmedia),
  • Agnieszka Kasprzyk (Business Coach with 10 years expirience)

Where? Gdański Starter
When? 22th-24th November 2013
How much? Event is free

All you have to do is register on our website http://www.smartthings.startupsprint.org/ and learn from the best. Better hurry – the number of places is limited.

Meetings with Sławek Sobótka and Rafał Jamróz

Tricity Java User Group is pleased to invite everybody to the two additional meetings:

  • Modeling Whirlpool – DDD modeling workshops, Sławek Sobótka, 19th November (registration)
  • How to take weak and sad tests back on track, Rafał Jamróz, 20th November (registration)

Both meetings will take place in Spartez office, Norwida 2 street, Gdansk and will start at 7pm (CET).

Due to limited number of entry passes it is necessary to register (links above)!

See you there!

49th Meeting – Wojciech Seliga

We are happy to invite you for 49th Tricity JUG meeting. This time Wojciech Seliga will be our presenter with “Escaping Automated Test Hell” talk.  Wojtek presented that topic on several major IT conferences across Europe this year. That may be a last chance to see that talk if you haven’t had a chance to see and hear it yet.

About the talk:

Automated tests are just great, right? All kinds: unit, UI, functional, integration, acceptance. Really?

What if you have thousands of them and they constitute most of your code base? What if running them takes weeks? What if your developers start hating them?

Tests are your responsibility. But they are also your baggage which may slow down your project to a halt. Automated tests can doom you … unless you are careful and think instead of act blindly. This session shows various common but costly mistakes and misconceptions around automated tests on various abstraction levels which often lead to serious problems in software projects – especially those long-lived where a lot of automated tests get accumulated over years.

The presentation demonstrates those practices, design decisions and organizational changes which helped us steer our projects through the waves of automated tests hell. A lot of examples and remedies base on my experience with Atlassian JIRA – a Java-based product developed now for about 10 years with many thousands of automated tests on various levels of abstractions and using various technologies.

About the speaker:

Seasoned software developer. Except for coding for about 30 years, he has been responsible for fostering agile practices, managing and staffing software projects, business development and mentoring. He has witnessed tons of new technologies, trends and fashions in the industry.

Currently he runs agile and Atlassian consulting business in the company he co-founded – SPARTEZ. Besides leading projects arounds Atlassian JIRA on a daily basis, Wojciech contributed to several open source projects and is an author of ScreenSnipe – a commercial screenshotting tool sold globally.

Wojciech was presenting at several international conferences including Devoxx, Agile, AgileEE, EclipseCon, AtlasCamp, Javarsovia, 33rd Degree, JDD, AgileByExample and smaller technical/business events in Poland and abroad.

Cheers

Books by Michał Bartyzel in Bookshelf

We are truly happy to announce that thanks to generosity of Michał Bartyzel our bookshelf has extended with two books: “Eseje o efektywności programistów” and “Oprogramowanie szyte na miarę” (both of his authorship, in polish).

We would like to thank Michał and encourage everyone to read them.