Join us for our ongoing series of online meetups organised by Skills Matter (formerly known as Thursday's Matter)
Skills Matter online meetups are are a series of informal tech talks exploring the topics that truly matter to today's developers.
In each edition, we are joined by an expert from around the to dive in topics such as functional languages, mobile development, agile methodologies and machine learning.
THE FORMAT A 40-minute expert talk followed by a Q&A session.
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Beyond Taming Technical Debt
Featuring Marijn Huizendveld
Discipline, determination, a highly visible area, and a few sticky notes, are all you need to move beyond problems with technical debt. During this presentation Marijn Huizendveld will show you how to institute such a process for managed technical debt. Doing so will provide you with a safety net...architecture-and-design technical-debt
Managing Toxic Politics in Tech
Featuring Alejandra Quetzalli
Many women, minorities and disabled people are held back in their tech careers because no one ever told them about how politics work. More specifically, no one really warns them to look out for the specific kind of politics and abuse that big tech companies and start ups can be capable of. It’s...cross-discipline people-product-process womenintech politics tech-politics
Getting Geospatial Data on The Web
Featuring Joana Simoes
As a result of cheap location devices, user generated content and IoT — among other things — an increasing amount of geospatial data is generated everyday. In this talk Joana Simoes makes the case for how we can serve or consume geospatial data over the Internet, without reinventing the wheel.data web user-generated-content iot geospatial-data
Vue.js and TypeScript: Working Together like Peanut Butter and Jelly
Featuring Rob Richardson
Controlling Features in Production with Feature Flags
Featuring Dawn Parzych
We often think about speed and danger as being closely related, but we now have empirical proof that faster, smaller releases tend to cause fewer outages and less downtime for our software systems. Being able to deploy broken code into production without negatively affecting anyone is a powerful...
Communication & Influence for Techies: An Unconventional Look at conversations
Featuring Sumit Gupta
Developers are in demand because they have learned the "language" to talk to computers. Yet many developers struggle with "language" in conversations with people. This talk explores the vital role that conversation skills can play in your career.leadership listening career-development language conversations
Haskell: Why and How the External STG Interpreter is Useful
Featuring Csaba Hruska
The external STG interpreter is a from scratch implementation of the STG machine in Haskell. It can export the whole program memory state and call-graph to files that makes easy to find memory leaks and perf issues.haskell stg-interpreter pandoc ghc-wpc