While the list in the talks section of my blog covers past presentations, this page should list my confirmed upcoming events.
I presented a new talk at GOTO Chicago 2015 about how to change a team’s attitude towards writing automated tests. The talk covers the same case study as Groovy vs Java for Testing, adopting Spock in MongoDB, but this is a more process/agile/people perspective, not a technical look at the merits of one language over another.
I was asked three simple questions about my thoughts on Java turning 20, and ended up writing a guest post for Voxxed. No wonder I can’t seem to find the time to write these days.
Resources for my “Is Groovy Better Than Java for Testing?” talk.
Since publishing yesterday’s post, I’ve had a lot of great comments, so I thought I’d write yet another post to answer them.
Off the back of yesterday’s post, I received a number of comments and questions around blind CFPs (Call For Papers - usually to get into a conference you submit to a CFP) for conferences. I often hear it said that a blind CFP will fix, or at least improve, the diversity imbalance at conferences.
I don’t believe this.
We work so hard to promote equality, to fight for the rights of people who are not middle-class white men, and time and again it just feels like we’re not getting anywhere. International Women’s Day highlights the issues that face women all around the world, and make our women-in-tech problem look like a genuine First World Problem, and yet we can’t even get that right.
Content and resources for my new Java 8 in Anger presentation.
Currently this page contains the slides and video for the version presented at Craft Conf, and the resources I used to create the talk. This page will be updated with more resources as and when they become available.
I think living in a beautiful city in a fantastic climate has its advantages. Not just the obvious ones, but we find people unusually keen to come and visit us on the pretence of presenting at the Sevilla Java User Group (and please, DO come and present at our JUG, we love visitors).
This week we were really lucky, we had Georges Saab and Aurelio Garcia-Ribeyro giving us an update on where Java is now and where it looks like it’s going in the future.