Our next event will be // TODO London 1.7 on April 4th 2018.
Please join us at ThoughtWorks, ThoughtWorks Ltd. 76 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UR by registering now on meetup.com.
18:50: Talk One: Ina Yulo – The Professional Art of Winging It (20 mins)
After buying a one-way ticket to London in 2014, Ina Yulo went from the world of advertising and PR to managing global communities for BI & Big Data, IT Service Management, and FinTech — all whilst having no background in either tech or finance. She is now on the Women in FinTech Power List and has grown her communities to over 1 million subscribers. This entertaining talk will go through the importance of putting time aside for learning, how to make networking bearable instead of a chore, and how to truly build your brand and grow your community.
19:15: Talk Two: Naveen – How I Quit Being A Release Manager And Started Being A Swift Developer (20 mins)
My talk is about my journey from being a Release Manager to an iOS Developer.
If I tell this to someone at work or to a friend, they would think – OK, I just moved from one career stream to other and MAY BE its not a big deal, with some effort I must have made it.
But try finding out anybody who has consciously made the switch from one career stream to another, even better from BA, PO to a Developer, from one technology to other. You will realise WHAT IT ACTUALLY TAKES to make this happen. The planning, the sacrifice, the disappointments, the frustrations and finally if you still are passionate after all these, the SUCCESS !
I will go through MY journey here, and the idea is that you take something out of the talk and improve in some ways starting today.
19:40: Talk Three: Rob Stearn – Suits You (20 mins)
When you are the major stakeholder, funder and end user for the product (your new suit), how do you ensure the designer and developer (AKA The Tailor) understands the user requirements, budget, and timescales? Where are the milestones and opportunities for feedback? And what on earth are the gorges?
Rob works at Moo.com and anyone who knows him will know he has more than a few sartorial tailoring pieces to his name. Join him to learn more about the often mysterious world of gentleman’s tailoring then learn it’s correlations with our world.
Warning: you may never buy an off the shelf shirt again!
20:15ish: Social, The John Snow, 39 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 9QJ, UK
We understand that some people have other commitments, and cannot spend the whole evening with us. Because of this we start early, try to run very close to time, and we do not take questions after the talks. This allows everyone to benefit from the main part of the evening, and then, if you are able, you can join us after for the social where hopefully some, or all, of the speakers will be on hand. We think this makes // TODO more inclusive, but if you think we can do better, do let us know.
To see more information about these, and all the talks proposed so far, visit trello.com
To attend, register now on meetup.com.
1By Post-PC we mean devices that have come since, and are arguably replacing, the desktop personal computer in our lives. Most obviously mobile phones, but also Tablets, Wearables, Smart Speakers, Connected TV’s, Snap Spectacles, Google Glass (okay, maybe not Google Glass), VR headsets…and who knows what that is yet to come.
Photo by Amit Gupta (Flickr)