Corey Haines - It's All About the Business Value

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6:30pm
Gather, meet, chat, and eat food provided by Obtiva

7:00pm
It's All About the Business Value
presented by Corey Haines

It is often easy to get caught up in our technical practices, forgetting why we do them. We are paid to provide value for our business partners and clients. Everything we do should be aiming to maximize that, especially in such a fast-paced environment as a small business or startup.

In this talk, we'll explore concrete (and sometimes less concrete) value that businesses can and should demand from a modern software development process. These should then be supported by the technical practices we choose during application development.

About Corey Haines

After 12 years of coding for money, Corey Haines said enough and went on a year-long, journeyman pair-programming tour. Traveling the world, pair-programming for room and board, he spent his time teaching, learning and just living as a knowledge-cross-pollinating, little, software craftsmanship bee. For the past three years, Corey has focused his attention on helping developers improve their fundamental software design skills through the use of focused-practice events, such as coderetreat. Lately, Corey has been shifting his attention to getting kids excited about programming through building games in Scratch.

8:00pm
15 minute site or code critique

8:30pm
Head over to Dylan's for continued conversation and drinks

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  • Marjorie P.

    I get a lot out of Corey's talks; he helps to clarify why things work in a people / business sense as well as a technical sense. And he puts together clear presentations with a sense of humor.

    July 31, 2011

  • JC G.

    Just in case anyone didn't catch me pimping out ChicagoWebConf...I wanted to mention it here as well :) Check it out, it's gonna be an awesome day: http://chicagowebconf.org

    July 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The talk and later web site review didn't feel like new information. I believe the critique of the web site was helpful for the designer, however. The group seemed to disband throughout the talk and I don't think we really stuck to the schedule afterward.

    July 28, 2011

  • Paul B.

    Excellent, clear, basic presentation with far reaching impact. I would give it five stars but I never give anything five stars.

    July 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome simplicity and visuals with shortening the time between doing something and KNOWING what you're doing is right!

    July 28, 2011

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