Internal Tech Conferences at Zühlke - Q&A with Steve Freeman

Internal Tech Conferences at Zühlke - Q&A with Steve Freeman

Zühlke has been running internal tech conferences for several years to accelerate learning across different teams in the ten countries in which Zühlke operates. The event in 2019 was the largest yet, with about 900 participants and dozens of sessions. We asked Steve Freeman (Distinguished Consultant at Zühlke) about the role played by internal tech conferences at Zühlke.

Q&A with Fran Buontempo on Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms

Q&A with Fran Buontempo on Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms

Fran Buontempo is the author of Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning for Programmers, published in 2019 by The Pragmatic Programmer. She is the editor of ACCU’s Overload magazine. She has published articles and given talks centered on technology and machine learning. With a PhD in data mining, she has been programming professionally since the 1990s. During her career as a programmer, she has championed unit testing, mentored newer developers, deleted quite a bit of code and fixed a variety of bugs.

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 2: rapid prototyping and respecting reality

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 2: rapid prototyping and respecting reality

(Part 2 of 2) Whether we code, weld or stitch products together, everything we make for our users contains design problems to solve. How we solve these problems can, at the very least, minimise time-to-market and maximise innovation returns. What development techniques do designers use when designing and testing physical products? Can the design of textiles shine light on (systems? software?) development? Conflux spoke to one-person startup Sarah Giblin, founder of Kickstarter success RiutBag, to discover her unique and effective approach to product development. This article is part two of two.

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 1: metrics and co-creation

Secrets of Product Dev with RiutBag - Part 1: metrics and co-creation

(Part 1 of 2) Whether we code, weld or stitch products together, everything we make for our users contains design problems to solve. How we solve these problems can, at the very least, minimise time-to-market and maximise innovation returns. What development techniques do designers use when designing and testing physical products? Can the design of textiles shine light on (systems? software?) development? Conflux spoke to one-person startup Sarah Giblin, founder of Kickstarter success RiutBag, to discover her unique and effective approach to product development. This article is part one of two.

Continuous Lifecycle London 2019 - Day 1: Culture, motivation and having fun!

I am really glad to be a part of Conflux team who went to the Continuous Lifecycle London conference today! It’s the fourth time the conference is being held in London and it’s always a good fun - so many interesting talks that make you rethink the way you do things and give you ideas on how to solve your problems, so many interesting people and interesting conversations!

Here are my impressions of the day:

Sustainable Digital Delivery - What Works? - Leeds Digital Festival 2019

Sustainable Digital Delivery - What Works? - Leeds Digital Festival 2019

As part of Leeds Digital Festival 2019, Conflux hosted the “Sustainable Digital Delivery” event - half a day of talks from local industry experts and community leaders. The topics for the day ranged from the engineering culture, MVP to open API - there was something for everyone. Also, the attendees had an opportunity to discuss the topics further with the speakers after the talks.