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Think Like a Developer: Cognitive Fallacies in Software Development

Presenter: Michael Ibarra

Title: "Think Like a Developer: Cognitive Fallacies in Software Development"

Summary: "Why is estimating so hard? Is there real value in planning poker? Do retrospectives do more harm than good? We'll explore how our minds may be working against us in ways we might not realize. We'll examine some common cognitive fallacies, how they apply to our industry, and discuss how we might overcome them."

Bio: "Michael Ibarra is Senior Software Developer and Principal at the consulting firm of BM2Yogi, LLC. At different times wearing the hats of coder, coach, consultant and contractor. He's been a developer for various companies, including Microsoft, Pemco Insurance and Getty Images. He's also an organizer of the Seattle Software Craftsmanship group (, and Seattle Independent Software Developers group ("

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  • Cam C.

    The presenter was up front about not having 2 hours of information, but the subject matter could definitely take 2 hours, with examples and more detailed examination of how to apply the concepts to software development.

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Mark L.

    I will be there like always :) Well, mostly always.

    1 · June 5, 2013

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