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Sky Betting and Gaming

Thursday, 6 October 2016 from 18:00 to 21:30 (BST)

SkyBet Sheffield - Tech Talk

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Back by popular demand SkyBet Sheffield would like to invite you to join us on Thursday 6th October at the Electric Works for another evening of fantastic tech talks, discussion and hopefully a little heckling. 

We have 3 excellent speakers lined up to give an insight on their views on Payments with Node.JS, Substeps and Scala and Front End Performance Issues. 


The itinerary for the event is:

6.00 - 6.45 Welcome, food & drinks

6.45 - 7.00  Introduction

7.00 - 7.30 "Front End Performance Issues" - Chris Walker

7.35 - 8.05  "Substeps and why I should have written it in Scala" - Ian Moore

8.05 - 8.20  Break

8.20 - 9.00 “Powering Payments with Node.js"  - Tom Lomas and Michael Wain




Chris Walker

Chris is a Software Engineer living in Sheffield and works on the International Tribe at Sky Betting and Gaming. Chris started working on the Account Squad developing the registration and login user interface on the soon to launch Sky Bet Italia product, and has spent the last 4 months working on Performance and Reliability.  

Sky Bet Italia is a green-field project with a React front-end and Node layer, it uses a number of emergent front-end technologies including Radium, Redux and Webpack.

His talk will run through some lessons learnt while working on the performance and reliability of the soon to be launched Sky Bet Italia website. It will cover several topics including: performance tuning Node, using various monitoring tools to identify issues and browser rendering times.


Ian Moore

Ian is our Solution Architect at Sky Betting and Gaming working in the International tribe. He is currently the Architect of the Substeps BDD framework and also a big Scala advocate within the Tribe. 

Ian's talk will run through how and why the Substeps BDD framework came into being and wil explore why (with the benefit of hindsight) the author should have taken the plunge and written it in Scala rather than Java.


Tom Lomas and Michael Wain

Tom is a Lead Software Engineer working in the Core Payments Squad. Working closely with product and solutions architects, he is responsible for implementing payments technology across Sky Betting & Gaming and ensuring that the platform is fit for purpose. Before SBG, he worked as a software engineer, primarily in the e-learning sector.

Michael is a Software Engineer working in the Core Payments Squad. He likes to keep an eye on projects with lots of GitHub Stars and is responsible for crafting awesome code to a high standard. He has experience with a wide range of tech including Node.js, Java, C++, PHP and Go.

Their talk will run through how Sky Betting & Gaming are undertaking a radical transformation in their payments technology by moving from a large monolithic codebase to smaller microservices powered by Node.js. They will also run through reasons for choosing NodeJS, Express Framework and Rapid development with Node Package Manager.




Sky Betting and Gaming will be supplying pizza and drinks for the evening, so register now for your free ticket. We look forward to seeing you on the night!


For more information please contact sarah.ashworth@skybettingandgaming.com


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Sky Betting and Gaming
Electric Works
S1 2BJ Sheffield
United Kingdom

Thursday, 6 October 2016 from 18:00 to 21:30 (BST)

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