Friday Hacks Talk 23rd Mar – Agile Dev + GSoC Information Session

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Talk #1 - "Agile Software Development Practices" (by Benjamin Scherrey, Proteus Tech)
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If you're interested in doing software or app development for business or pleasure, then this talk by Benjamin Scherrey will be useful to you :)

Talk details:

Benjamin Scherrey will demonstrate how you can do exploratory development and receive real-time feedback using python. This is made possible by a radical set of tools that performs automated test driven development (an Agile technique) in a web interface. Benjamin will also provide some pointers on how you can re-create the environment as well.
Speaker Profile:
Benjamin Scherrey (@proteusguy) is founder & Chief Systems Architect of Proteus Technologies (//, a company founded to demonstrate how one can create innovative software in Asia by Asians. By providing true technical career paths (which are practically non-existent in Asia) and implementing Agile concepts throughout every aspect of the company he did just that and now works diligently to help foster the technical startup scene in SEAsia. (Read more...)


Talk #2 - "Google Summer of Code Information Session" (by Tay Ray Chuan & GSoC Seniors)
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If you're interested in applying for Google Summer of Code this year, the first-hand advice from the past participants will come in handy :)

Talk details:

For people who want to do the Google Summer of Code this year, help is arriving. During the info session, seniors who have done the GSoC will share their experiences and tips in a series of very short presentations to help you with your application.

Speaker Profile:

Tay Ray Chuan is a software enthusiast and student, with interests as disparate as history and philosophy. In between ploughing through his tutorials, he hacks randomly, mainly in Python and JavaScript. In addition to working on open-source, he hopes to give back to the community through his involvement in NUS Hackers. (


- Location: Seminar Room 2, UTown Education Resource Centre (ERC) Level 2 Free pizza and mingling @ 6pm General hacking commences after talk - you're free to work on homework or personal projects, or ask for assistance from fellow programmers in attendance.
Do let us know if you are coming so that we can prepare enough food and space for everyone: //

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