CukeUp! 2014

Topics covered at #cukeup

Thursday, 3rd - Friday, 4th April at Skills Matter, London

18 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

CukeUp! 2014 is a fast-paced conference co-organised by Skills Matter and Cucumber Limited - the company behind Cucumber. Together, we've been assembling the community since 2011 for this intense conference - this year we've added a day of workshops to allow you explore topics in their entirety.

Looking for CukeUp! in New York? Head here

Format - A Day of Talks - A Day of Workshops

After four editions of CukeUp! as a one-day conference (3 in London, 1 in New York) we expanded the conference to two days; so more time for coding and meeting others using Cucumber in the workplace. For those amongst that didn't attend, the first day mirrored previous editions - day 2 was split into 3-hour tutorial sessions that aimed to go into specific BDD techniques like Real Options, Impact Mapping and different tools

CukeUp isn’t just for geeks.

Product owners, testers and business analysts are fundamental to making BDD work, and our programme reflected that.

That’s why we' added a full day of hands-on workshops. The workshops allowed more time to explore aspects of BDD and Specification by Example that interest you the most.

CukeUp isn't just for Londoners

CukeUp now runs in Brooklyn, New York. We return to the DUMBO Loft on September 30th for a day of talks exploring the latest innovations and developments in BDD and Cucumber. More information

Looking for CukeUp! in 2015?###

Head to the event page and get yourself booked on at an early bird rate!

Thanks to our sponsors

Day 1: #CukeUp

CukeUp London 2014

Track Track 1 Track 2



Taking Cucumber to the next level

Aslak Hellesøy

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Coffee, Tea & Refreshments


10 Years of Doing BDD All Wrong

Elizabeth Keogh

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BDD for financial calculations: Excel vs. Given-When-Then, or both?

Gaspar Nagy

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Coffee, Tea & Refreshments


"Given When Then" considered harmful

Steve Freeman

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Getting the most out of ATDD - it's not just about writing tests!

Debbie Evans and Peter Thomas

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Moving away from Legacy code with BDD

Konstantin Kudryashov

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Conversations, Examples and Living Documents

Pete Buckney and Philip Durrant

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Coffee, Tea & Refreshments


Let me tell you a story

Seb Rose

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Using ATDD to Build Customers that Care

Sam Hotop

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Coffee, Tea & Refreshments


The (Untapped) Power of User Stories

Nat Pryce

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C# Cookware

Manuel Pais

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Coffee, Tea & Refreshments


The Post BDD Team

Matt Wynne

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Headless BDD & Responsive Test Automation

Shashikant Jagtap

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Pizza and Drinks


Park Bench Panel Discussion

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To The Pub

Day 2: CukeUp Tutorials

Hands-on workshops to learn and share skills

Track Track 1 Track 2 Track 3



Cucumber and the JVM

Aslak Hellesøy

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Impact Mapping

Jenny Martin

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BDD with PHP & Behat

Konstantin Kudryashov

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Lunch at #CukeUp!


Cucumber JS with Node, Angular and Friends

Matt Wynne and Julien Biezemans

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Feature Injection

Chris Matts

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BDD with Cynefin

Elizabeth Keogh

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To The Pub

Skills Matter

WE'VE MOVED: Skills Matter has recently relocated to a fantastic new venue CodeNode

10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB.

CodeNode provides a great selection of event spaces with all the facilities you need for a vibrant, interactive and successful tech event.

How to contact Skills Matter


Skills Matter

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB

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