/dev/summer 2016 is organised by Software Acumen Limited, a small team of specialist software events organisers, operating in Cambridge since 2004.
We also organise free and paid-for local evening events and support other events in the East of England under the Software East banner.
Software East has hosted a huge range of speakers from intimate sessions for niche software professionals to much larger talks by notable speakers including Scott Guthrie (@scottgu) of Microsoft and Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix, and Dr Hermann Hauser (@HermannHauser).
Our aim is to provide Great events rather than Big events. We want our participants to enjoy a learning experience that is second to none.
We pride ourselves on being user focussed, designing then refining all our events to ensure our participants want to come back every year.
While quality and value for money are key imperatives, it’s important to us to ensure everyone involved with a Software Acumen event feels they have the opportunity to achieve their goals in joining our conferences.
Thoroughly enjoyed #agilemanc Met lots of interesting people and learned a lot. Lots of things to talk to people about next week.
Jim Jeffries (@jjeffries1) May 8, 2015
Jono Lee (@jobosapien) June 12, 2015
Furiously trying to distil the good stuff I took away from #agilemanc to play back to the business before it all evaporates like a dream...
Mic Streeter (@sleeperservice) May 11, 2015
Roger Attrill (@think_ui) September 10, 2015
Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.
A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.
Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.
A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.
An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.
Our Lightning Talk session is packed with small but perfectly formed talks and experience reports, delivered rapid-fire by a mix of experienced and brand new speakers alike.
Between 5 and 10 minutes long, they're a great way to learn quickly, and an even better way to test the water for a full talk or topic you're thinking of speaking about.