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Seminar: Dr James Smith on Open Development

By James P J Hetherington, on 22 April 2013

As part of the “Research Programming in Practice” seminar series, Dr James Smith of the Open Data Institute will be giving a seminar entitled:

Running around naked: how open development helps me be a better programmer.

At the Open Data Institute, we build all our technology in the open. This may seem terrifying, but it’s probably one of the most powerful things we do. By using open tools and practices, we communicate better as a team, engage with our community, avoid cutting corners, and at the end of the day, produce better results.

This talk will show you the open tools and techniques you can apply to do the same. I’ll share how we use git and Github to manage parallel development; how behaviour driven development helps us make sure we build the right thing; and how automation helps us to pull it all together once it’s ready.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday 30th April at 11am in Room 309 in the UCL Roberts Building.

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