• Antenna (map)
  • Beck Street
  • Nottingham, England, NG1 1EQ
  • United Kingdom

We have two great talks for you this month! Plus we've got free food and drinks provided at the event thanks to our awesome sponsors.

Everyone is welcome and there are no tickets required. Just turn up - it's free!

Tech Communities as Fandoms

by Jess and Matt Rose

How is Django like Doctor Who? They’re both projects supported by an incredibly motivated community. This talk will look at the ways in which open source communities parallel fandoms as they form, grow, break off into factions and interact with their supporters and critics. As we learn more about our own communities by looking at our equally-obsessed geeky peers we’ll hopefully discover ways that we can help make our communities (and maybe even fandoms!) more equitable, accessible and open.

Jess Rose

About Jess

Jessica Rose is a technologist obsessed with fostering more equal access to technical education and meaningful work in our industry. She's a technical manager at FutureLearn, founded the Open Code meetup series, co-founded Trans*Code and hosts the Pursuit Podcast.

About Matt

Coming soon!

Silencing the noisy neighbours - Scaling SaaS with Service Fabric

by Oliver Tomlinson

Your team have just released a brand new SaaS product and the early adopters are loving it!

A major customer hammers your system, great news - you are making loads of money! But how will this 'noisy neighbour' affect the Quality of Service for other customers on the same shared platform?

As time goes by you will find many quick-wins to alleviate this problem and please your customers and business stakeholders, but how long can this be sustained? A new design feels necessary, but how are you going to do it better this time?

In this talk I will introduce you to a cool piece of cross-platform technology called Service Fabric and present an example of how multi-tenant systems can be designed for fairness, but more importantly agility.

Oliver Tomlinson

About Oliver

Oliver is Research & Development Team Lead at Esendex, with a focus on new product development in emerging markets. 

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