Sessions at #digpen IV: Exeter with slides and video

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Concept, Aesthetics & Emotion

    by John Cowen

    John Cowen introduces the three core components of good design: Concept, Aesthetics and Emotion.

    At 12:10pm to 12:30pm, Saturday 10th March

  • Student Placements

    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.

    At 1:00pm to 1:20pm, Saturday 10th March

  • In Defence of Clients

    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).

    At 1:40pm to 1:45pm, Saturday 10th March

  • Behaviour Driven Development

    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.

    At 2:00pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 10th March

  • Search Engine Optimisation in 2012

    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.

    At 3:15pm to 3:35pm, Saturday 10th March