[northwestengland.pm] Dynamic Languages Conference

Mark Keating m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk
Fri May 22 12:10:50 GMT 2015

Good afternoon all, please forgive me for sending a promotional item to 
the list but it is for an Open Technology conference in the North West:


It is just a few weeks away to the Dynamic Languages conference on 
Saturday 20th June 2015 at the Studio, Manchester. The call for speakers 
is still open and we are accepting talks from any Dynamic Language on 
any subject. To submit a talk, gain more information or ask about 
sponsorship contact Jane (office at flossuk.org) or Mark 
(m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk).

The Dynamic languages Conference works as an Open Technology Event with 
the aim of collaboration across cultures and disciplines.

Already confirmed keynotes and workshops include:

Lorna Mitchell

Your Open Source Journey

Who are you and what is your open source journey? We all came to this 
shared experience by different routes, but the way that we find our way 
in the technical communities shapes both our future and the future of 
those communities. Come and reflect on your place, your path and your 

Gianni Ciolli

Using Postgres with Any Language

Dr Ciolli, a developer and researcher with 2nd Quadrant, will discuss 
how you can use the PostgreSQL Database as a support for multiple 
languages as an example system agnosticism. He will even discuss how to 
re-use any component to easily fit different languages.

Rick Deller

Rick Deller of Eligo wil present two workshops:

Workshop 1 – Writing an Engaging CV and Conducting yourself at Interview

How to format and shape your CV · Selling yourself on Paper · Creating / 
developing your brand on your CV · Securing yourself an interview · 
Continual Brand awareness · Telephone interview technique · Face to Face 
Interview technique · Closing

Worksop 2 – Dealing with Agencies and Understanding their benefit

Initial conduct · Building repot with agents · Understanding the benefit 
of agent / how they work · Pushing back on agent · Ensuring you get what 
you want when applying for a job through agent · Maintaining you Brand · 
Dealing with interviews through agents · Closing Agents

Book your Tickets, avoid disappointment: you can get your tickets on 
EventBrite (http://bit.ly/dl2015tickets), it will take a few moments to 
just visit and book online today. The ticket covers entry, workshops and 
a lunch.

There will be a private bar reserved on the Friday Evening before the 
event sponsored by Eligo (bar not drinks):

Date: Friday 19^th June 2015
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue - Britannia Hotel, Portland St, Manchester M1 3LA
(We have reserved a room with a bar for which will hold up to 40 people, 
however bar is next door so we have overflow)


Thanks all.


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