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TasLUG South : Hobart October Meeting - Grok.art: Software Development and Creativity
Posted by craige on 2013/10/5 21:26:36 (496 reads)

Welcome to October! I trust you've all recovered from Software Freedom Day and you're looking forward to our end of year dinner on December 12th. Here's what's on this month:

When: Thursday, October 17th, 18:00 for an 18:30 start
Where: 69 Liverpool St, Hobart. (Map)
Agenda:

  • 18:00 - early mingle, chin wagging, etc
  • 18:30 - Question and answer session, CodeCon, New Website discussions
  • 19:00 - Matthew Oakes - Grok.art: Software Development and Creativity
    Looking at the software development profession, there is a recognition that it is a young field which needs evolution to achieve the reliable success strategies enjoyed by other professions. Is it more like science, engineering or art? My study has been a combination of Fine Art and Information Systems and I see a pressing need to encourage the exploration and understanding of creativity in relation to systems. It is an intrinsic part of what we do whether you are a hobbyist, developer, sysadmin, tester, manager or client. However its a topic which generally brings looks of horror and quick subject changes, especially from managers of large projects. Ignoring creativity limits avoids opportunities limiting effectiveness of systems and change. In this talk I explore creativity, art, ideas and models in the hope that we can all become better at what we do.
  • 20:00 - Meeting end. Many people go to the Brunswick for dinner.


Upcoming events:
October:
26th - Launceston meeting
November:
21st - Josh Hesketh - Continuous integration testing against real datasets for Openstack
30th - Launceston meeting
December:
12th - Hobart Christmas Party

2014:
March:
14th-16th - CodeCon Tasmania 2014.

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