July 20, 2010

...Learn TDD with Codemanship

Register For Software Craftsmanship 2010

Finally! You took your time, Jason!

Yes, Software Craftsmanship 2010 is open for business. You can register with your credit/debit card online for the jolly reasonable price of 85 quid. And, even better, all the profits from registration are going directly to help Bletchley Park.

We're also accepting submissions for sessions. The rules are simple:

1. Your session must involve a significant amount of live coding, and give participants the chance to do some coding, too
2. Your session must squeeze comfortably into a 30, 60 or 90 minutes slot
3. Your session must be about software craftsmanship (well, duh!)

Tutorials, katas, dojos, coding puzzles and games are all welcome. Maybe 30 minutes on seeing how many code smells we can cram into 100 lines of code. Or an hour playing Refactoring Golf. Or how about a 90-minute hands-on workshop on responsibility-driven design with TDD? Or pit your wits against your peers coding up battle bots in Ruby? If it gets everyone coding, and it can be done practically in the time and space provided, it's the sort of thing we're looking for.

To submit a session proposal, record a screencast of yourself demonstrating the practical elements (or practical illustrative examples, if the session is more exploratory) and post it on one of the many video or file hosting sites that abound these days (YouTube, Vimeo etc). Go to the SC2010 web site and fill out the submissions form, including links to your screencast videos.

You can submit and resubmit sessions as many times as you like up until the deadline (midnight on Sept 5th). After submissions have closed, everyone registered for SC2010 will be invited to vote for the sessions they'd most like to attend, based on your screencasts.

The most demanded sessions will find their way into the conference program, which will be announced on Sept 26th.

But don't worry if your session doesn't make it onto the schedule. SC2010 will leave plenty of space for ad hoc coding and discussion, both through open spaces and by making room for folk to sit down together and pair program outside of the sessions.

Whether you lead a session or not, you an be plenty busy with coding and sharing your experience and ideas throughout a packed day.

This what just some of the 100+ people who came to SC2009 had to say about the conference.

Couple that with the wonderful and historic surroundings of Bletchley Park, and we're sure SC2010 will be one of the best conference experiences you'll have this year.

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago on July 20, 2010