Andy Robinson, Sophie Dennis and John Nye welcome everybody to digpen IV at the Phoenix in Exeter on Saturday 10th March 2012.
by John Cowen
John Cowen introduces the three core components of good design: Concept, Aesthetics and Emotion.
Matt Cook from Bright LLP Solicitors outlines the key concepts surrounding intellectual property rights. Questions posed touched on UK copyright law and Escrow arrangements.
by Will Skates
The benefits of hiring students on industrial placement/internships. Talking about my own experience as a placement student at Assembly studios (http://www.assemblystudios.co.uk) and an open discussion with the audience about their own fears and where they can get more information.
by Kat Smith
They can be annoying but client bashing isn't the answer. Common mistakes IT users make and why (no, it's not because they're stupid).
by Web 3D Chris
by Ben Keeping
BDD is a technique for developing software which focuses on business value by driving out system design from the outside in.
In this talk, I'll describe how BDD addresses two fundamental problems with software design :
- How to drive out business value using scenarios and features
- How to deliver value to the business through architecure
We will cover how and why BDD is a reaction to TDD, some problems with TDD and how BDD attempts to solve them, and finally how BDD facilitates other practices such as bringing developers closer to the business, simplifying systems architecture, enabling a ubiquitous language, and delivering value continuously.
Current financial pressures make this a massively challenging time to be working in or with local government. Councils must exploit technology to get the maximum benefit from every penny they spend and this means overturning some of the assumptions about our business model as well as building and embedding new systems. This short talk will set the "big picture" scene for subsequent detailed technical sessions and attempt to show our thinking and how we intend to build the local government platform.
by Rob Edlin
An overview of current techniques & best practice for developers. This short, informative session will bring you up to speed on the latest changes to some of the major search engines' algorithms and helps dispel myths and rumours about the current state of organic search results in addition to covering some of the basics and core principles of SEO. There will be a short Q&A session immediately following the presentation.
Sophie Dennis and Andy Robinson bring digpen IV to a close.
This session aims to guide you through understanding the importance of Version Control in projects - for software development, design, writing and any other projects you may come across.
You'll be taken step-by-step through using Git, with the aim of showing you the benefits that you will gain (from handling project changes, the ability to access previous versions, and working with others) and hopefully debunking any myths about its complexity.
By the end, we hope you'll never start a project again that didn't use some sort of version control and hopefully understand the benefits of distributed version control systems.
10th March 2012