NO PRESENTATIONS. NO SCHEDULE. JUST CODING.
The original Software Craftsmanship conference is back in a brand new format. People who participated in SC2009-2013 all told us the best thing about the conference was meeting likeminded developers who care about their craft, and getting to spend time pairing and sharing ideas and techniques - especially in the breaks, or in the breakout areas.
So, at SC2016, we creating one big breakout area and tearing up the schedule.
In previous years, we banned talks. Now, in 2016, we're doing away with sessions altogether.
Instead, we'll be putting together a delicious menu of mini-projects that will challenge and stretch your craft, giving you something to pair with other participants on and providing the talking points that made SC20xxx so different from other developer events.
Mini-projects will range from small, self-contained code katas - all news ones (no FizzBuzz!) - to big challenges that will take up the whole day (and beyond). Find someone interesting to pair with, pick a mini-project, and off you go! Pair with as many people as you like, or spend the whole day putting an open source code base to rights with a new chum. Or do your own thing. It's entirely up to you.
We'll provide a venue, tea and coffee, Wi-Fi, a menu of suggested mini-projects, and about 50 other passionate code crafters to play with. You bring the rest.
09:30 - Doors Open & tea/coffee
10:00 - Fun begins
11:15 - Tea/Coffee served
12:30 - Lunch (bring your own - hey, it's a free event!)
13:30 - Fun continues
15:00 - Test/coffee served
16:45 - Fun transfers to pub
Where is it?
Our cheap-but-serviceable training venue is a stone's throw from South Wimbledon tube station and a 10-minute walk from Wimbledon rail and tube station, with shops and cafes and wotnot nearby. There will be free Internet in the room.
If you're coming from further afield (we've had people come from as far as the USA and Russia for past workshops), there are several good hotels in the area, including:
Holiday Inn Express, Colliers Wood
Your trainer lives locally, in case you get into difficulties or need some local knowledge.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.
Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.