We'll be going over RouteMaster and Neurodiversity before inviting a panel of speakers and experts from the London .NET Community to join us for our 'review of the year' - a light-hearted look at everything that's happened in .NET in 2017, and what we're all looking forward to next year. Don't miss it!
Michael Newton on RouteMaster
We'll be hosting Michael Newton, who's going to talk about RouteMaster, and then we'll be inviting a panel of speakers and experts from the London .NET Community to join us for our 'review of the year' - a light-hearted look at everything that's happened in .NET in 2017, and what we're all looking forward to next year. Don't miss it!
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.
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.
Riccardo Bennett-Lovsey on Neuro-diversity: (Literally) Thinking Differently
Diversity in the tech industry has been an issue of increasing prominance in recent years, with laudable efforts being made to improve transparency, opportunity and accessibility in all fields. More and more initiatives are emerging every year to help improve the range of people and talents in software, with employers and staff alike beginning to realise the untapped benefits that such changes can bring to success in business and society as a whole.
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.
Developer; architect; hat aficionado; geek; aspie; tech. lead; (mediocre) harmonica player; and generally over opinionated.