Skills Matter

Skills Matter

Description

Skills Matter offers Europe's largest selection of training and events on Open Source technologies and Agile Software Development.Our values are based on supporting the Open Source & Agile community by hosting free events, providing valuable skills through the delivery of courses, and by organising inclusive, affordable conferences on emerging technologies and innovative ideas in our industry.

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Martine Devos' Certified ScrumMaster and Estimation Class Jan course in London
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  • Course
  • London
  • 2 Days

...Architect or developer interested in applying Scrum to maximise value creation, improve customer and employee satisfaction as well as engineering practices and tools... Learn about: IT Project Management... More


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Certified Scrum Product Owner course in London
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  • London
  • 2 Days

...like to deepen your understanding of the Product Owner role and related practices, this is the course for you! Martine Devos' 2 day course Certified Scrum... Learn about: IT Project Management... More


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Rachel Davies' Agile Coaching Skills. Feb 21-22nd 2011 course in London
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  • London
  • 2 Days

...give you coaching tools that you will benefit from, whether you are a project manager, a technical lead or working in a software team. This course is delivered by Rachel Davies... Learn about: IT Project Management... More


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  • London
  • 3 Days

...This course will provide Business Analysts with an understanding of what Agile software development is, how Agile development differs from traditional... Learn about: IT Project Management... More


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David Laribee's Leading Lean and Agile Teams course in London
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  • London
  • 2 Days

...LEARN HOW TO: Build a real team, not just a collection of co-workers, Coach people towards involvement and creativity, Center your product directly on your intended users... Learn about: IT Project Management... More


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Jurgen Appelo's Agile Management course in London
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  • Course
  • London
  • 2 Days

...Be creative in the workplace, get tips for intrinsic motivation, and how to form diverse and productive teams, Make self-organization work, how to define clear boundaries... Learn about: IT Project Management... More


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Practical Agile Testing with Janet Gregory course in London
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  • London
  • 3 Days

...Test/QA and development managers who work with testers, will also find the course valuable. If you want to learn what testing means on an agile... Learn about: IT Project Management... More


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  • London
  • 4 Days

...Create an automated build script to manage release complexity and provide release consistency. Setup a continuous integration server to ensure continual quality control... Learn about: Software Engineering... More


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  • Course
  • London
  • 3 Days

...Explore & understand the design patterns for web development, *Understand how Spring Framework helps us to implement such applications, *Be able to implement... More


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Jan Machacek's Practical Spring Roo Workshop course in London
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  • London
  • 2 Days

...or using further Roo commands, this Practical Spring Roo course is for you! In Jan Machacek’s two day Practical Roo Workshop you will learn about Spring Roo... Learn about: Web Programming, Java Programming, J2ee training... More


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Teachers and trainers (30)

Alan  Hardy
Alan Hardy
Senior FX developer/architect at Deutsche Bank

Alan Hardy is senior FX developer/architect at Deutsche Bank. His technical playground consists of building high performance, latency sensitive, pricing and trade execution systems. In previous gigs over the years, Alan has been seen developing applications for telecommunication, government, e-commerce and media industries

Alan Cassar
Alan Cassar
Trainer & certified LifeRay engineer

Aleksa Vukotic
Aleksa Vukotic
Certified ScrumMaster and Agile Practicioner

Alex McGuire
Alex McGuire
Head of risk systems at Trafigura

Alex McGuire is a mathematician who, with a startling lack of originality, ended up working in the city as a quant developer. He has been developing pricing and risk management systems for derivatives of varying complexity for the past twenty years, using mostly open source tools for the past ten years. Currently he is head of risk systems at Trafigura, an oil trading company and working with Scala.

Allan Kelly
Allan Kelly
Software Development Consultant at Software Strategy

Allan Kelly has held just about every job in the software world: system admin, tester, developer, product manager and development manager. Today he provides training and coaching to teams and companies in the use of Agile and Lean techniques to develop better software with better processes. The author of “Changing Software Development: Learning to become Agile” (John Wiley & Sons, 2008) and numerous journal articles, he is currently working on a book of Business Strategy Patterns. More about Allan can be found on his website allankelly.net. Allan Kelly is the co-author of and teaches the course: Allan Kelly & Chris Matts' Essential Agile for Business Analysts.

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History

Our community events are well known to be truly cutting edge and are really well attended. So much so we recently moved to a larger building to accomodate the ever growing audiences. Attracting substantial audiences of passionate developers and architects, these events provide a true platform for new innovators to create awareness about their ideas and technologies encourage discussion and get valuable feedback. We often recognise what's going to make a difference very early on, and are able to do this through our deep understanding of enterprise technologies and through our close engagement with the developer community - we love to hear new ideas and we listen.

Advantages of studying here

All our courses and events are presented by leading industry experts, who are active contributors to the Open Source and Agile communities and popular international speakers. Most of the experts we work with are creators of various technologies and ideas or active contributors to open source projects. Their unrivalled expertise and hands-on development experience has proven invaluable to our customers.

Areas of specialisation

* Enterprise Java technologies, such as Spring, Groovy, Grails and more* Open Source .NET technologies, such as Nhibernate, Castle Web, Spring.NET and more* Agile & Lean ideas, such as Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Agile Project Management and more* Agile Testing and BDD, such as TDD, Acceptance Testing, Behaviour Driven Development* Architecture & Design, such as Domain Driven Design and best architecture practices* Cloud & Grid technologies, such as Amazon WS, Amazon EC2, Ubuntu Cloud and more* Web and RIA, such as Flex on Java, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Ajax and more* OS & Server, such as Ubuntu Certified Professional, Android and more.