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Thursday 19th July 2018

Automate, Automate, AUTOMATE!

Join us on the 19th July for our first event in the new co-working space at Sheffield Technology Parks.

Since the advent of cloud computing, the economics of software development have fundamentally shifted. Today, for many projects of all sizes, the single biggest cost is the time it takes to create and ship new products and new features. The quicker we can ship, the more productive we can be - and automation can help you with that.

In this talk, Stuart will walk through a complete software development workflow. At each step of the way, he'll look at what can be automated, what the options are, and what the trade-offs are. There'll be a few war stories sprinkled in from nearly a quarter of a century of software development. Finally, we'll discuss your own experiences with automation, and see just how much further you want to take automation in your own organisations.

Our event is free to all but we ask that you sign up online so we have an idea of numbers for the venue. We love to hear your feedback and suggestions for future events either on Twitter or through the #SheffieldPHP channel on the Sheffield Digital Slack account.

Stuart Herbert

Stuart Herbert is an industry and open-source veteran, and one of the most experienced enterprise PHP developers in the UK, with nearly 25 years of commercial experience on projects for companies including Vodafone, Hewlett Packard, Orange (now EE), DataSift, Her Majesty's Government and many more. He is a co-author of the official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4, and a regular tech speaker at user groups and conferences. He specialises in designing and delivering software that works, as founder and Chief Software Archaeologist of Ganbaro Digital Ltd.