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Zach Briggs presents What's Your Problem?

  • Aug 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.

Zach Briggs is Double Agent 005 for Test Double where he slings JavaScript and Ruby. He speaks and writes both about nice code and how humans can learn more quickly. He's a foodie, coffee enthusiast, and cocktail nerd but tries not to be a jerk about those things. Zach probably wants to be your friend.

He lives in Chicago, IL.

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