LevelUp Build Melbourne

Course Schedule 2018

 

Saturday March 24th - Kick-off day

8.45 am - Registrations open. Please make sure you register by 9am

9:00 am - 5:30 pm - LevelUp officially starts

Kick-off day is when you'll be meeting the rest of your team for the first time. You'll also be meeting with your Product Owner to decide what problem you'll be working on for the duration of the course.

GENERAL FORMAT OF TUESDAY SESSIONS

6:00 pm - Arrival. Dinner.

6:15 pm - Talk from a ThoughtWorker. 

7:00 pm - Team stand-ups.

7:15 pm - Project time!

8:45 pm - Team retrospectives.

* Please try not to arrive before 5:45, as you may not be allowed into the office.

 

Tuesday march 27th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Developers will be guided through setting up their dev machines and have workshops on TDD and pair programming.

BA's and XD's will elaborate user stories and wireframes they started during the kick-off day.

 

Tuesday april 3rd

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Each team should have finished analysing some user stories ready for developers to start implementing. This is where teams start to follow a typical agile development routine.

 

Tuesday april 10th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Developers will be given an introduction to code smells, other roles will be introduced to topics around acceptance criterias. Teams continue to work with their product owner to generate and refine user stories and working software.

 

Tuesday april 17th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Developers and QA's will get to know the concept of automated testing, BA's will be introduced to prioritisation and how it relates to the product owner, while XD's will delve into the topic of prototyping. Teams continue to work with their product owner to generate and refine user stories and working software.

 

Tuesday april 24th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The teams will get to know how to do showcases, continuous integration, as well as usability testing. Teams continue to work with their product owner to generate and refine user stories and working software.

 

Tuesday may 1st

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Teams continue to work with their product owner to generate and refine user stories and working software.

 

Tuesday may 8th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A member of the ThoughtWorks recruitment team will give an overview of the grad recruitment process and explain what it's like to work at ThoughtWorks. Teams continue to work with their product owner to generate and refine user stories and working software.

 

Saturday may 12th - Showcase day

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

This is effectively a double session. By this point you should only need minimal input from the trainers and is an opportunity to finish any work in progress and prepare a final team presentation.

9 am - 3:30 pm - Project time (gap for the teams to prepare for the showcases).

3:30 pm - Team presentations.

4:15 pm - Course wrap up.

5:00 pm - Drinks and socialising.

6:00 pm - Doors close.