This year, we are running an optional Training Day ahead of the open space (inspired by the Foundations day at SoCraTes Germany).
Are you new to the software industry, and want to get a head start? Have you been practicing for a while, but always thought there had to be some deeper method to it? Have you heard about test-driven development, refactoring, or connascence, and always wanted to learn more about them?
The Training Day is intended to open up the world of crafting and testing for newcomers and allow a deep-dive into certain topics. It offers a guided introduction to the conference experience. And provides an easy way to have all the questions you will probably arrive with answered by experienced practitioners.
Unlike the rest of the conference, this day does not follow the OpenSpace Technology format. The training day includes both introductory and advanced sessions. You will be able to choose which sessions to attend, allowing you to build a program that suits your needs.
Sessions will cover foundational topics - the roots of what our community is about - taught by tenured and distinguished community members with years of practical experience. There will also be sessions that take a deeper look at these topics.
The training day is organised around two tracks: introduction to the given topics and advanced topics. Mix & match on the tracks is encouraged!
|Time||Introduction Track||Advanced Track|
|09:30 - 10:30||Conversational BDD by Liz Keogh||Refactoring Java to Kotlin by Nat Pryce & Duncan McGregor|
|10:45 - 11:45||Mobbing/ensemble programming by Woody Zuill||^ continued|
|12:00 - 13:00||Intro to the telemetry behind observability by Abby Bangser||Working with dates and times - hard, but possible by Jon Skeet|
|13:00 - 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30 - 16:00||Code Reading workshop by Marit van Dijk||Adding tests to legacy code by Clare Sudbery|
|16:15 - 17:45||TDD with Cyber-dojo by Jon Jagger||TBD without Continuous Disaster by Tim Ottinger|
Conversational BDD (Behaviour Driven Development), by Liz Keogh
Refactoring Java to Kotlin, by Nat Pryce & Duncan McGregor
Mobbing/ensemble programming, by Woody Zuill
Intro to the telemetry behind observability, by Abby Bangser
Working with dates and times - hard, but possible, by Jon Skeet
Code Reading workshop, by Marit van Dijk
Adding tests to legacy code, by Clare Sudbery
TDD with Cyber-dojo (Test Driven Development), by Jon Jagger
TBD without Continuous Disaster (Trunk Based Development), by Tim Ottinger
COVID-19 rates across Europe are still high. We want to keep attendees safe, while at the same time allowing for as much familiarity and community spirit as is possible. For this reason our policy at the training day will be:
We welcome practitioners and learners at all levels at SoCraTes - because we believe that sharing, teaching and learning are equally important to the community health, and that this is a fundamental part of what makes SoCraTes the magical place it is. Training Day is intended to build bridges and make it easier to join the community, not to create an extra entry barrier.
So yes, you can join the OpenSpace whatever your level, and whether or not you have attended the Training Day.
Training Day is not part of the regular SoCraTes UK programme. It requires both extra preparation - especially for the session hosts - and additional cost. As a consequence, you will have to pay a cover charge of £358 to attend.
There is an option to arrive the Wednesday evening for an extra £110 (accommodation + dinner & breakfast).