A Guide to Bash Best Practices, and Avoiding Pitfalls

Through this talk, I discuss how writing Bash scripts can be improved to avoid some common issues with gotchas that may not be so well known. By discussing these common issues, we can realise that these common automation scripts should be written in a slightly more powerful scripting language, with common tooling and testing frameworks.

A Quick-Start Guide to Using Vi(m) Effectively

If you ever need to log into a server over SSH to perform changes on the box, you will find that either Vi or Vim is installed. Having a grasp of the basics that Vi(m) provides can make your productivity increase, without having to remember too much.

Came for the Campus, Stayed for the Community

After falling in love with the gorgeous campus at the University of Nottingham, Jamie found he had to come to Nottingham. And when he discovered the vibrant, buzzing tech community, he found he had to stay. In this talk, Jamie will take you on his journey to coming to Nottingham, and the decisions that led to him staying. As part of that, Jamie will discuss how his decision to join Capital One's graduate scheme over a "regular role" elsewhere was a difficult one, and how he's found it since.


A Docker-based container infrastructure to build the Android Source Code for different Intel Architecture platforms.

Documenting Your APIs (with OpenAPI)

When you're building an API, you often how know you want it to work. You'll hopefully document it somewhere, but the format of that documentation will vary. In this talk, I'll walk you through the reasoning behind a human- and machine-readable format for your API documentation and the tooling that is built around the OpenAPI ecosystem. You'll learn how you can get kickstarted with documenting your existing APIs and create a stronger domain model for interactions with the API. I'll then show different methods to verify that your OpenAPI specifications actually match your implementation of your service, helping you catch a break in contract, with the end goal of being able to drive your API functionality through your contracts, rather than documenting the contract after implementation.

Growing momentum for apps on x86

Intel is slowly gaining a greater market share for Android, and boasts a number of features that make it a great platform to develop on. This talk details how to tweak your application build process to produce native apps to take advantage of the features on Intel Architecture platforms.

Intro to Git: Version Control for the Greater Good

Version control is an incredibly powerful tool, and Git is the most popular version control system. This talk / workshop aims to give the audience a grounding in the basics of Git, through to branching and where to store your code!