Once a year we host an intimate event in London for the BDD and agile community. We open our doors to just 150 people to learn and discuss new ideas which build shared understanding.
In the last decade, we've seen more teams approach problems collaboratively, wrestle misunderstandings before they seep into the code, and use progressive technical practices to ship faster. CukenFest focuses on discovering new ways to bring business and IT closer together. Join us in London to learn and share new skills which harness the power of collaboration.
BDD Kickstart training / April 17-18
A world-class Behaviour-Driven Development training course led by a core-team member of Cucumber.
cukenfest conference / April 19-20
A small, interactive two-day Agile and BDD conference. One day of short talks and another of unconference.
CukenFest is brought to you by Cucumber
How to break the rules
We invest so much in technology, so why do we seem to get so little benefit in return? We introduce new processes, tools and methods, but when you stand back and squint the organisation still looks just the same.
Is technology over-hyped and oversold, as many would have us believe, or are we doing something that means we lose out on all those promised benefits? Societies work because we follow the rules, but what if those same rules are holding us back? The problem may not be in the technology, but in us failing to change our habits.
In this talk, Dan introduces some uncomfortable truths from Eliyahu Goldratt, author of “The Goal” and one of the fathers of modern management theory, that may help us to recognise and challenge this behaviour so we can start to get the real benefit from all that technology.
Speaker: Dan North
Example mapping in the wild
We all know that user stories are a placeholder for a conversation. Example mapping, developed by Matt Wynne, is a way to structure that conversation in a way that is short, focused and feels really productive.
In this session, Ceri will share how her teams have adopted the process and demonstrate with real data how it has improved planning and delivery whilst reducing the meeting overhead.
Speaker: Ceri Shaw
BDD: The Three-Headed Monster
A talk about exploration, specification, and ATDD and why the first of those is so important.
Speaker: Liz Keogh
incremental architecture and design
Talk details coming soon.
Speaker: Konstantin Kudryashov
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Sponsors + Friends
Sponsorship provides fuel for our conference engine. Without it, we won't have decent coffee, stacks of cold beers, or any of the good stuff we love to provide. Each sponsor gets to put their brand behind a part of the conference they want to be associated with: childcare, OSS scholarships, t-shirts, coffee, lunch, party drinks, you name it. Contact us if you're interested.
Sponsors and Partners
Venues and timings
BDD Kickstart training (April 17th - 18th) - Venue TBC
CukenFest Day 1 - Rich Mix, Shoreditch.
CukenFest Day 2 - WallaceSpace, Spitalfields
All the venues are in or close to, Shoreditch E1.
Each day will start at 9AM and finish at 4PM.