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Please note: this site is no longer begin updated. All new content will only appear on the Superdevs Manchester geek night website.
This wiki is about GeekNights held in Manchester, organised by ThoughtWorks. We hope to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of ideas, technologies and techniques in the field of software development. These events are open to the public, but the venue does require a list of names in advance, so please register for each event you'd like to come to.
If you'd like to here about future events, please subscribe to our mailing list.
Thanks to the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, for allowing us to use their facilities to hold the event.
ThoughtWorks also runs GeekNights in our London office.
- I am currently getting together the programme for this year - I have speakers for March and April, and a couple morePlease people are definitely interested (you know who you are!). Let me know if you would like to speak. Sorry we couldn't get a session in February -see the University was busy.Thanks to everyone who came to Pat Kua's talk "Top ten secret weapons for performance testing in an agile environment" on a wetsuper Mondaydevs evening.I'm still planning to move the site SuperDevs when it moves from Alpha to Beta. You can currently register on either site.We hope to get Patrick Lauke from Opera to come back to talk about HTML 5 some this year - will keep youfor posted.news
Upcoming Events:Building cross-platform mobile applications6.45pm Wednesday 2nd March 2011, the Kilburn building, University of Manchester
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Suggestions for topics
If you'd like to suggest a topic, please let us know, and we'll see if we can find a speaker. Previously suggested topics:
- functional programming - haskell, erlang
- Amazon Web Services
Other TW events in ManchesterThoughtWorks host frequent technology briefings in Manchester - more aimed at the business side of IT rather than the techie side. For a list of current events please take a look here. Previous topics have included Enterprise Agile in Practice; Guerilla SOA; Lean Techniques for IT; and How To Sell Agile To Your Boss..
Previous Geek NightsJanuary 10th, 2011: Top ten secret weapons for performance testing in an agile environment with Pat Kua (slides).
November 11th, 2010: Making you web sites more mobile friendly, with Patrick Lauke
October 20th, 2010: Expected true but was false with Andy Robinson (slides, code)
September 15th, 2010: An Introduction to Restfulie with Jim Barritt
July 14th, 2010: An Introduction to Fluid Db with Nicholas Tollervey (slides)
June 23rd, 2010: An Introduction to Ruby with David Santoro
May 19th, 2010: HTML5 Websockets with James Lewis
April 22, 2010: Naked Objects with Dan Haywood
March 31, 2010: Retlang with Ian Cartwright
January 21, 2010: The cloud sliver bullet with Chris Read
October 21, 2009: Languages on the Java VM with Sam Newman
August 6, 2009: Agile Systems Administration with Paul Nasrat
June 4, 2009:Soft Skills for a Learning Organisation with Chris Morris
January 22, 2009: Save the Videogame with Francisco Trindade, Iain Simons, & James Newman
October 23, 2008: Usability Testing with Luke Barrett
August 27, 2008: Techiques for Producing Quality Software with Andrew Stopford and Chris Morris
July 21, 2008: The Agile Primer, with Pat Kua
June 4, 2008: The 5Ws of DSLs with Jay Fields
May 7, 2008: Domain Driven Design with James Lewis and Alistair Jones
April 8, 2008: Synthesised Testing with Stuart Caborn and George Malamidis
Other events and groups
Yorkshire Extreme Programming Club - a monthly gathering of IT professionals in and around Yorkshire that meet to discuss extreme programming and agile methods amongst a host of other IT issues
NorthWest Ruby Users Group - a group of people in the North West of England, with an interest in all things Ruby or Rails
GeekUp - a community of web designers, web developers, and other tech-minded folk from the North West
Next Generation User Group - is a Microsoft/.net oriented developer group, with events in the North West.