Wednesday, March 11, 2009

[AgileScotland] One seminar & one fantastic training opportunity

Hi everyone,
1.  On April 2nd, Endava, an expereinced euroepean outsourcing company, are running an afternoon session in central Edinburgh covering their experiences doing outsourced agile development.  It's aimed at "Financial Services IT Professionals".
You can read the powerpoint invite here:
Please email if your interested in attending.
2.  The Scotland on Rails conference sold out extremely quickly this year and so did the training event.  The GOOD NEWS is that they organisers have found a bigger venue for the training event so there are now more places available.  It's only 75 pounds for a full day with 2 of the worlds best Ruby/Rails trainers (and the money goes to charity).  It's an extremely good deal.  If your boss won't pay for it then take a day off and think of it as "me time".
Paul Wilson writes:  
If you went to last year's you will remember that things didn't go quite to plan. 
This year we are taking a different approach: it is an entire day's course, concentrating on core Ruby, planned and given by Pragmatic Sudios Ruby and Rails instructor Chad Fowler and Rails-core alumnus (and also a Pragmatic Instructor) Marcel Molina.  These guys are both expert rubyists and trainers.   All we are asking is that you make a £75 (75 GBP) donation to the Children's Hospice Association Scotland at the page below
More details on the tutorial are here:
3.  They didn't ask me to write this, but I know that Paul Wilson and Alan Francis will be looking for work shortly after the conference.  I know them well and I know they're two of the best agile programmers in Scotland/The World.  It takes a huge amount of time, effort and personal sacrifice to deliver these community events so if you know of anyone who needs to hire two good, local developers then contact me and I'll put you in touch with Paul and Alan.  (I do consulting, not recruitment, so I'm not looking for commission).