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05
Feb

Why should you spend your free time within the tech community?

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When I started at MagenTys I was unaware of what a “Meetup” was, of course, I have heard of the term “meet-up” but I always thought this was a general term used to y’know “meet up” with someone. In case I didn’t use the term enough in my last sentence*, the definition of Meetup is “an […]

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16
Jan

Open Source Q&A with with our DevOps Engineer, Marcello Romani

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As a DevOps engineer, what is your experience of the Open Source? One of my first experiences with Open Source software has been running RedHat Linux 6.1 (circa 1999). I’ve since developed a keen interest in free software and Open source software, which I’ve tried to use in almost all of my personal and professional […]

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17
Nov

Consultancy 101: How to connect a team when you’re not so connected?

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Being a consultancy, we have members of our team that work remotely on client site and some who work within our offices based in London and Wales. This can come with a few complications when it comes to company culture, communication, and team unity, or so you would think. We like to think that we try our […]

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27
Oct

What Agile Delivery 2017 taught me about organising a tech conference

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So, having been with a tech company for about a year I was now familiar with what to expect from a tech event, having been to a few myself including Cloud and DevOps World at London’s ExCel centre in June. These type of events are relatively simple to organise, you pay a fee to the organiser […]

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13
Oct

SMEs vs The Big Consultancies: Getting What You Pay For – Lessons From Christopher Ward Watches

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I run a consultancy which operates within a niche software domain, we are a team of 30+ working to help some of the biggest brands ship better software faster. We have built a good reputation, we price fairly, we value every client from small to large and do a great job that lasts long after […]

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07
Sep

Agile Delivery 2017: Meet the speakers

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As we countdown to Agile Delivery 2017, we would like to introduce you to our wonderful speakers and their talks!   Nick Brown – Agile Lead @ PwC Nick has previously operated as a ScrumMaster for teams within PwC and as a ScrumMaster for Royal Mail on their Digital programme. Rather than focusing on a […]

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25
Aug

More names added to this year’s line-up and grab half price tickets!

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As we draw closer to this year’s Agile Delivery Conference, we are pleased to announce a new speaker and sponsor to this year’s line-up! Welcome, Ben Lidgey, Head of Development at Companies House! Ben has over 20 years experience in the delivery of large scale and business critical projects and products with internal, external and […]

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25
Jul

Don’t miss ‘Kick-start BDD for your organisation’ webinar!

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QASymphony and MagenTys have partnered together to bring you a free webinar on the top tips for starting BDD in your organisation. If you are doing BDD or thinking about starting this growing methodology, you won’t want to miss out on this session. Join us on August 2nd, at 2:00 pm and let Mike Scott of […]

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25
Jul

Join us for our Quickstart Bootcamp!

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Join our expert trainers and mentors for a 3-day intense hands-on boot camp to help you build the foundations for shipping better software, faster. This course is primarily aimed at Testers and Developers who want to get going with BDD (Behaviour Driven Development), Test Automation and JIRA, however, it is also suitable for others such […]

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25
Jul

More speakers & sponsors announced for Agile Delivery 2017!

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MagenTys are excited to announce that we have added some great names to the already solid line-up of speakers for Agile Delivery 2017! Firstly, we welcome Jenny Martin, consultant, trainer, facilitator and coach specialising in agile delivery, quality improvement and innovation games. Jenny believes that great teams are built on collaboration, shared responsibility and by embracing individuality […]

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19
Jul

Update for Agile Delivery 2017

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MagenTys are excited to announce that we have our first confirmed speakers and sponsor for Agile Delivery 2017! Having already been thrilled for months at the prospect of our forthcoming event, we are delighted to introduce our confirmed speakers and sponsor. Firstly, we are privileged to welcome Paul Clark, CTO of Tandem Bank. Paul has worked in digital […]

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11
Jul

We’re exhibiting at the Digital Festival in Cardiff

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MagenTys are thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Digital Festival at Tramshed Tech in Cardiff from 18th-19th September 2017. Drop by and find out what we do for companies like M&S, UK Gov, UsTwo, L&G, Dunelm, Aldermore and many more. Digital Festival will bring together the industries leading innovators and investors […]

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04
Jul

Agile Delivery 2017 is coming!

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In its second year, Agile Delivery is the flagship event of 2017 for the software industry focusing on by example case studies and trending topics in Agile, Automation and DevOps for Retail, Finance, Government and Digital sectors. This one-day conference will take place on October 18th at The Crypt on the Green in Farringdon. Agile […]

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29
Jun

BDD and Agile Workshop with Adventures with Agile

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To kick-off our partnership with Adventures with Agile, we co-delivered a hands-on full day workshop on Agile and BDD at Headspace in Farringdon, London. After an injection of coffee and some pastries to start the day off right, Mike Scott, Principal Consultant at MagenTys, began the first workshop of the day. The main topic for […]

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22
May

Special price on Atlassian Assessments!

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Over 50{af8723c1f93a301e238482aef44e60fee0ab7def501262309d53fe66a24bb326} Off our 3 and 5-day Atlassian Assessments   For a limited time only we are offering our Atlassian assessments at a special price, these include a 1-2-1 consultation by one of our Atlassian experts as well as practical guidance on the Atlassian suite.         Not sure what package is best […]

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18
May

Come see us at Cloud & DevOps World and win a free DevOps assessment!

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Come see us at our stand located right near Networking Bar B, at stand number CL504. Find out how MagenTys can help you and how we helped companies like M&S, UK Gov, UsTwo, L&G, Dunelm, Aldermore and much more. Also, find out how you can win a free DevOps assessment! Part of TechXLR8, London Tech […]

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14
Mar

We’re Exhibiting at TEST Focus Groups 2017!

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MagenTys are delighted to announce that we are exhibiting at TEST Focus Groups 2016 which will take place at Park Inn by Radisson by London Heathrow on 21st March 2017. Come find out what we do for companies like M&S, UK Gov, UsTwo, L&G, Dunelm, Aldermore and much more. The TEST Focus Groups is a […]

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07
Mar

Tash’s Atlassian exam success

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Congratulations to Sm “Tash” Tahsin for being one of the first people in the world to pass Atlassian’s Agile Development with JIRA Software Exam!   If you have any questions or like to find out how we can help you with Atlassian’s suite of products, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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21
Feb

JOIN US AT ATLASSIAN APPROACH TO ITSM

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  After the success of our previous Atlassian event back in November 2016, MagenTys are delighted to announce our next FREE event ‘Atlassian Approach to IT service management’ in London on Wednesday 29th March 2017. This event will take place at Headspace event studio in Farringdon and will be a mixture of discussions and a hands-on […]

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09
Feb

The Tech dummy diaries: Bug Vs. Defect

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Let me start off with this, I am a tech dummy, when I hear the word ‘bug’ my first thought is “where?” and “Can I squish it?”. Now I am surrounded by the term and not because I found myself working for a very busy pest control centre. I am a marketing executive for a […]

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07
Feb

We’re sponsoring ProgsCon 2017!

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MagenTys are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring ProgSCon 2017 which will take place at Skills Matter event space: Code Node in London on Friday, 28 April. Come see us to find out what we do for companies like M&S, UK Gov, UsTwo, L&G, Dunelm, Aldermore and many more. ProgSCon will explore trends such […]

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03
Feb

MagenTys awarded government supplier status

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MagenTys have been accepted to retain our status on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS), a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework for suppliers of teams (Outcomes) and individuals (Specialists) for the UK public sector. Digital Outcomes and Specialists is part of the Digital Marketplace, a solution that public sector organisations use to find digital and […]

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03
Feb

BDD Kickstart in Sydney

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My name is Anthony and I am a Test Manager. In November 2016 I attended a BDD (Behavior Driven Development) workshop in Sydney because I wanted to get a fresh perspective on how testing can work within an agile project. On the surface, BDD seemed like the answer to a recurring problem that I have […]

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26
Jan

We’re exhibiting at Cloud & DevOps World

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MagenTys are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Cloud & DevOps World at London’s ExCel Centre from 13th-15th June. Come see us to find out what we do for companies like M&S, UK Gov, UsTwo, L&G, Dunelm, Aldermore and many more. Part of TechXLR8, London Tech Week’s Festival of Technology, Cloud & […]

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