Forefront No12 - August 25th at the Belgrave

Our next event will be on August 25th at the Belgrave Leeds. Here's what you need to know.


Tickets are available now and are free as usual :-)

Grab yours here:

Eventbrite - Forefront Leeds No12


Mike Francis @_mikefrancis

Mike is a Software Engineer at POD Point, an electric-car charging network based in London UK. He is currently shipping Laravel web apps and ReST APIs at scale, alongside iOS and Android apps built with React Native.

Talk Outline:
TDD. BDD. Unit. Mocking. Doubles. Fixtures. What does it all mean? These are terms which can strike fear into the most hardened developer. I want to show you that it's not that scary and how testing can save you time, money and headaches.

Barney Scott @bmds

Barney is a Senior Front-End Developer at Code Computerlove. He’s worked in the network team of an ISP, for series of agencies, and freelanced for a period.

He’s in to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node, Gulp, most other webby buzzwords and generally all things geeky.

Talk Outline:
We’re pushing more and more on to our task runners and ending up with bloated unmaintainable solutions that few people in your team fully understand. I will show some techniques and solutions to help you take back control of your task runners.

The Forum

The Forum will be back again. Joining our two speakers will be Emily Cressey & Liam Hutchinson.

Emily is Front-End Developer turned Designer at Mixd, a small web design agency based in Harrogate helping to improve the public sector's online presence. She's into clean, uncomplicated designs and Pokemon.

Liam is a UX Designer at Sky in Leeds. Having Arrived at Sky with no education in the field he currently applies his trade, Liam is a core part of the talented design team based in Leeds dock.

The forum will be chaired as usual by our very own Chris Kemm. This months topic is 'Education & Front end'.Do you need a degree? or are you better off being self taught? How should education be adapting to the ever-changing roles within web design and development, if at all?

Full Location details

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, 1-1a Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, LS2 8JP

Sky Logo Very grateful to all the guys at Sky who will be sponsoring the event. This means a free beer, or alternative drink of your choice, for attendees :-) Thanks!