All posts tagged with 'conferences'
In early June 2022, Laurence and Ryan from our Design System team visited Amsterdam for CSS Day. Here, they reflect on an inspiring two days of learning and community. Continue reading
Last week FreeAgent hosted Women Who Code Edinburgh. We welcomed more than 20 people from a range of backgrounds and locations - due to COVID restrictions we had to host online this time. After an introduction to Women Who Code, we gave three presentations. I gave a talk on Agile Estimation, explaining how Agile estimation works, estimating using relative rather than absolute measures such as time, and the benefits of… Continue reading
A toolbox to get your voice heard Introvert: a typically reserved or quiet person who tends to be introspective and more comfortable with a small group of people. Context This November, Lea , Lana  and myself went to the Women of Silicon Roundabout conference. There were a few talks around developing your soft skills to be better in the world of tech. One talk that particularly interested me was… Continue reading
Fast becoming my favourite event of the year is Rails Girls London. Every event is different as you get to spend it with a whole new group of interesting people from a huge variety of industries and backgrounds. This year we headed to the offices of Simply Business in the City of London for the one-and-a-half day workshop, and happily with FreeAgent sponsoring for the first time. Between the pool… Continue reading
We love React here at FreeAgent. Our team has been using it heavily to build the mobile app, with very few issues. Because it’s so easy to use and helps with maintenance of complex UIs, we’ve also started migrating parts of the desktop app to it, such as inline bank explanations. At the beginning of July, a few of us went to Paris to attend the first React Europe conference.… Continue reading
Here at FreeAgent Towers we've always been proud of the fact that Scotland held the UK's largest Ruby conference every year since 2008 (back when it was called Scotland on Rails). The SRC organisers have hung up their conference boots for 2015 but fortunately there are other regional Ruby conferences getting off the ground. One of these is Brighton Ruby. A couple of FreeAgents were at the inaugural Brighton Ruby… Continue reading
At FreeAgent we strive to create the best working environment we can for our Engineering team. A happy employee is a productive employee and, as an engineer myself, I understand that there's little that makes us happier than fast interwebs, great coffee (or tea, served from a teapot, naturally), free beer (or Irn Bru), shiny new toys and an endless supply of challenging code to craft. This is why we… Continue reading