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Date: Mon Mar 12, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Find us


What to expect

The meetup starts with a bit of socialising along with food and drink so don't worry about eating first (unless you don't like pizza!).

codeHarbour comes to the University of Kent!

This months event brings us to Canterbury in the Gulbenkian cafe on the University of Kent campus. We're also excited to be partnering with another local technology meetup, Our topic themes for this month are Remote Working and Security, don't miss out!

Remotely Interesting

Chrissy Garnett

with Chrissy Garnett

This is a case study from Holiday Extras on our Bulgarian and UK remote teams over the last 18 months.

We’ll be sharing the change curve in attitudes and how not only the scrum masters had to get used to remote workers, but the dev team had to get used to remote pair programming. We’ll be delving into the challenges we faced and the changes for the better.

Warden - Helping Drupal Agencies Sleep at Night

Mike Davis

with Mike Davis

Do you currently have a large number of sites, hosted with multiple hosting companies that you need to keep track of? Do you have sites that you may be in need to security updates but you haven’t had time to investigate? Do you wish there was a central dashboard reporting which sites needed security updates applied?

If any of these questions resonate with you then this talk is for you!

Keeping your sites up to date with the latest security releases is very important in this modern climate. However, it can be quite time consuming checking each of your sites each time a security update is released to see if they need security updates applied.

In this session I will be talking about Warden - our open source system which helps to manage your sites security. I will be demoing how it works and how easy it is to see which sites need security updates, saving your team time and focusing them on the work that they need to do.

I will also be discussing best practice for site security and the importance of making sure that all your developers are aware of it.

Schedule for the night:

  • 7:00 - 7:30 - Pizza, drinks and mingling
  • 7:30 - 8:00 - Remotely Interesting by Chrissy Garnett
  • 8:00 - 8:15 - Intermission
  • 8:15 - 8:45 - Warden - Helping Drupal Agencies Sleep at Night by Mike Davis
  • 8:45 - 9:00 - Discussion and socialising

Finding us

This month, we’re at The Gulbenkian cafe in Canterbury on the University of Kent campus. The address is:

University of Kent
Kent, CT2 7NB

From London

The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University’s campus.
From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.
For details on how to get to Canterbury West station visit trainline’s website for up to the minute planning information.

By Car

Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue upto a large round-about and follow the signs to ‘The University’.
When on the University’s campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre and please use Central Car Park next to Gulbenkian.
For more information about parking, please check The Gulbenkian parking information page about additional parking at the University


Previous talks

Future Folkestone

Struan Bartlett

with Struan Bartlett

Tech entrepreneur Struan Bartlett (Founder & CEO of and Alastair Upton (CEO of the Creative Foundation) are leading a project to develop Folkestone as a literal code harbour: a ‘createch’ hub. What does this mean and what does it look like? Why Folkestone, and what are its USPs? Struan and Alastair will present what they know, and then chair an opportunity for the codeHarbour Meetup to fill in the gaps and help shape this vision of the town’s future, to make sure it’s fit for everyone’s needs.

Gamification in the Real World

Stuart Stobie

with Stuart Stobie

Gamification. Just a buzzword? Or is it a silver bullet for businesses in the 21st century? Unsurprisingly it’s neither. Gamification aims to make the tedious entertaining but making anything fun is not as simple as it sounds. In this talk we’ll take a look at the misconceptions surrounding gamification, the fascinating psychology behind it and the lessons we really should be learning from the games that inspire it.

Making Monoliths Modular

Damian Casey

with Damian Casey

Many companies face the challenge of working with monolithic systems and over time they build up years of tech debt and become difficult to work with. I’d like to give some examples from my experience of how taking a modular approach can improve the developer experience

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