52nd meeting with two speakers and one conference ticket

Hi all.

This time we’ll have two great speakers one of which will be Adam Dudczak, Poznan JUG leader and one of our leaders : Jakub Marchwicki.

Adam is also one of Geecon conference organizers, and thanks to their kindness we will have a conference ticket for one of you. It’s just a small bonus to two great talks.

Adam will be talking about JUnit: beyond the basics whereas Kuba will show us how to do Testing with Spock as a first lieutenant

When: 27.II.2014, 17:30

WhereGdański Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości, Lęborska 3B, Gdańsk

See you all there!

51st meeting, Flashtalks [16.01.2014]

We’re happy to announce that we’re starting this year with a new form (for us) of meeting. Instead of usual 60-90 min presentation on one topic, we’ll be hosting 3 speakers with 3 different talks, 20 min each.

We hope that it will allow us to grow. If anyone is interested in this form of prelection, please let us know. We’re keen to organize more meetings in the new formula.

First volunteers are

Oskar Strączkowski – Vaadin
Adrian Nicoś – Spring 4
Mariusz Proma – Automated bots trading on Forex

When: 16.I.2014, 17:30

WhereGdański Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości, Lęborska 3B, Gdańsk


See you all there!

50th Meeting – Rafal Rybacki

We are happy to invite you for 50th Tricity JUG meeting. This time Rafal Rybacki will be our presenter with “GWT, don’t go that way” talk.  Rafal will tell us about his experience, gained in Young Digital Planet, while he was working with GWT

When: 12.XII.2013, 17:30

WhereGdański Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości, Lęborska 3B, Gdańsk

Slides from the presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/RafalRybacki/jug-gwt2013full

About the talk:

GWT as a tool for building rich Java Script client for browsers, both desktop and mobile Summary of two years of experience, successes and failures.

 About the speaker:

Rafal is a software engineer engaged in developing applications for web and mobile for 5+ years. Agile approach allows him to treat every day as an opportunity to get one step further. The belief that software can be used to make the world a little bit better has led him to being awarded Polish Inventor of the Year 2013 for building an eye-tracking system that helps people with disorders. His programming experiences are currently focused on Java and JavaScript languages, formerly Action Script and C++. Feeling of effectiveness is his motivation therefore he’s always enthusiastic about simplicity and cleanliness in the code.


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.


48th meeting – Jakub Nabrdalik

We are happy to invite you for 48th Tricity JUG meeting. This time Jakub Nabrdalik will be our presenter with “Test Driven Traps”.  If you’ve missed all of major Polish conferences this year, then it may be your last chance to see this talk.

About speaker:

Jakub Nabrdalik is a Solution Architect at TouK, which means completely nothing except that he jumps into all the roles in software development: from analyzing requirements, leading teams, to his favorite: programming. As he does almost everything in the process of software development, he is equally bad at everything. Because he’s not too smart and he has hard times understanding anything complex, he prides himself on writing simple, readable and maintainable code, something other folks call „craftsmanship” (not to be mistaken with „crapmanship”). You can meet him at Agile Warsaw, Warsaw Java User Group or find his blog at blog.solidcraft.eu. Jakub started commercial programming about 2003 and does TDD since 2005 in several different languages including Groovy, Java, C# and PHP.

Place: Gdański Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości, Lęborska 3B, Gdańsk

Date: 24.10.2013, 5:30 p.m.