6.00pm :: Doors open
6.30pm :: Intro + talk by Maya Dibley & Kerry Harrison from LEP
6.40pm :: Tech Talk 1 – BDD
7.00pm :: Break For Food and Drinks
7.20pm :: Tech Talk 2 – AI for Ordinary Folk
7.40pm :: Tech Talk 3 – The Mobile Phone Is Dead
8.20pm :: Wrap Up
A big thank you to Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Boost for sponsoring.
Maya Dibley & Kerry Harrison will kick us off with a talk on what the LEP is and how to become a digital skills champion in your local school.
Behaviour Driven Development – Patrick Blain
Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) can be a very powerful process, but it’s often seen as just a way of writing acceptance criteria.
This talk explores what BDD is, including looking at some common pitfalls, and how it differs from Test Driven Development (TDD) and how its uses extend beyond acceptance criteria.
AI for Ordinary Folk – Carl Whalley
Carl Whalley banishes jargon to the wilderness as he explains how machines learn. Taking things from first principles, an insight is given into the way the AI systems we’re all familiar with, such as Amazon Alexa or face recognition work their magic.
The Mobile Phone Is Dead, What Does That Mean For People Working In Tech – Leigh Rathbone
The mobile phone has had its day, the new tech of today, tomorrow, is here. What does that mean for our current mindsets, our current ways of working, our current workspace, how we develop code and test it.
How to get here:
Graham & Brown Design & Marketing Centre
~2 minutes drive from the M65 Junction 6
~5 minutes walk from the bus stop on Furthergate (A678)
~15 mins walk from Blackburn train station
~Look out for our Design Centre
~Event is signposted
~Free parking on secure car park