Tech events on the first Thursday of every month @ The EngineShed, Bristol

1900-2100 Thursday 12 Feb 2015 - Agile is not (always) the answer, and UX Writing RSVP

Tagged with: agile, ux

Agile is not (always) the answer

Your software engineering process is important. As important as having brilliant people, a challenging vision, a working business model and disciplined engineering. These days we are told that an agile process such as scrum is what we should all be using. But this advice is as wrong and dogmatic as the waterfall process that it replaced. In this talk I will examine three different ways in which you can evaluate which kind of process is appropriate for your team working towards your vision against your business model using your practices.

Choose your words wisely - UX Writing

A lot of the work we do as an industry involves writing websites and other applications to put in front of non-technical people - and we have to design everything accordingly. A lot of thought has already gone in to the images, colours and locations of items on a page. Despite this, we’re still a little behind the times whilst thinking about the words that we use. In this talk, I’ll discuss some of the ways that our words can influence people, and how we can leverage that in our work to make our software work for both our end-users, and ultimately, ourselves.


YouTube Channel now live

Posted by James on 09 Oct 2013

We’re pleased to announce that our YouTube channel is now live and has this month’s talks on it for you to watch now.

We intend to record each month’s talks and post the videos there.


Coming soon!

Posted by James on 17 Jul 2013

Hello and thanks for dropping by. We’re starting our new meetup group very soon - please keep checking back to see what’s going on.

Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month, starting September 2013. We welcome talks about anything IT-based - particularly, but not exclusively, programming-centred. If you would like to present a talk, please get in touch via our Twitter account.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please sign up for our group and register to attend the sessions you are interested in, so that we can cater for the right amount of beer and pizza!

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