August 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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6PM-6:30PM: Gather and socializing, light snacks provided by Wellspring
6:30PM-7:30PM: Zach Briggs presents What's Your Problem?
You're 3 nested conditionals deep in a 50 line procedure wondering what you did to deserve this incomprehensible codebase. BDD, TDD, OOP, FP, and all the other letters of the alphabet won't help, at least not on their own. Before better coding practices must come the question: "What is the problem we're solving?
This talk makes the case that it is impossible to do our jobs as software creators without first fully grasping the problem being solved. We'll then discuss practical ways to discover the problem statement when all we have to work with is a feature request.
He lives in Chicago, IL.