Meet up

LDNUG December 2017 - RouteMaster, Neurodiversity, and 2017 in Review

Tuesday, 19th December at CodeNode, London

This meetup was organised by LDNUG: London .NET User Group in December 2017


Riccardo Bennett-Lovsey on Neuro-diversity: (Literally) Thinking Differently

As our community continues to make progressive strides forward, we have many reasons to be optimistic; however, there is one demographic whose daily challenges remains largely unrecognised. People on the Autistic Spectrum constitute roughly 1% of the UK population, yet are generally accepted to play a significantly greater role in some of the world's most successful and dynamic software companies. This is occurs at every level, from the shop-floor all the way to the boardroom. Clearly, it is now time for all aspies, autistics and ASDers to bite-the-bullet, grasp-the-nettle, and perform various other metaphorically inaccurate gestures to help us acknowledge the under-representation of "neurotypicals" in the workplace, and what we can do about it.

In this irreverent take on the issue of neuro-diversity we will examine some of the more tried-and-tested techniques for making the office a welcoming place for "normies", and how we can work towards being more inclusive and accommodating to our easily-distracted, detail-averse and excessively-social colleagues.

Riccardo Bennett-Lovsey

Developer; architect; hat aficionado; geek; aspie; tech. lead; (mediocre) harmonica player; and generally over opinionated.

Michael Newton on RouteMaster

A good API doesn't just allow you to do something - it teaches you how to do something. RouteMaster is an open source project for "writing stateful workflows on top of a message bus. It exists to make the implementation of long running business processes easy in event driven systems."

It lifts heavily from the ideas in the book "Enterprise Integration Patterns", and aims to sit on top of a messaging library such as EasyNetQ and teach a developer how to make use of the patterns from the book without shooting themselves in the foot.

RouteMaster is still very much under construction, and Michael will both walk you through the basics of distributed systems and why the API is designed the way it is so far, as well as collecting feedback on how to make it better.

Michael (mavnn) is a programmer, consultant and trainer: check out more of what he does here or sneak a cheeky discount on his latest course with the imaginative discount code "UserGroup"

Michael Newton

Developer, Architect, Trainer, Consultant; Michael runs @mavnn ltd along with his wife, providing training and consultancy. If it relates to learning about or using anything that relates to .net, functional programming or build/infrastructure tooling we can probably help you.

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Attending Members