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"How To Do Kick-Ass Software Development" by Sven Peters

  • Jan 15, 2014 · 5:00 PM

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This is a virtual Meetup so timezones are UTC 5 PM/EST 12 PM

How To Do Kick-Ass Software Development

With Kick-Ass Software Development you actually get stuff done. Feedback cycles are short, code quality is awesome and customers get the features they lust after. Less mangers managing, less testers testing and less IT-operators operating. The developers take the power back, making them much happier. Sound like paradise? It is! 

This session will show you how we do Kick-Ass Software Development at Atlassian. I will talk about how we: use pull requests for better code quality; collaborate fast to develop ideas; avoid meetings to get more stuff done; tighten our feedback loops to fail faster; shorten our release cycles; and work together happily on different continents. It's a great way to develop software and we think it can work in your company, too.

Sven Peters is a software geek working as an ambassador for Atlassian. He has been developing Java applications for over 12 years and leading small teams using lean methodologies. Sven likes effective software development and cares about the motivation of developers.

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  • Tito C.

    I was expecting some code, but anyway really good and interesting presentation

    January 16, 2014

  • Mike C.

    Sven was a great presenter. Great presentation!

    January 15, 2014

  • arzu

    Good.Thank you.

    January 15, 2014

  • Arthur Bedder I.

    Good presentation Sven.

    January 15, 2014

  • Vasilis S.

    To be honest was expecting to see some code, but the brilliant info, nice humor and well-made slides kept me glued to my screen :)

    Although the presentation was mainly about companies, I feel that many aspects of it also apply to a team of just a few devs, or even an individual dev.

    January 15, 2014

  • Jez P.

    Really enjoyed it, though he was rather preaching to the converted

    January 15, 2014

  • Lukasz R.

    Why UTC 3pm? Impossible for all working people in this time.

    November 20, 2013

    • Simon M.

      The vast majority of our members are from Europe and the U.S so far so that was one of the reasons the change was made. We have talked about running a couple of sessions at different times also. Or perhaps run different sessions at different times so we don't alienate the same people all the time (and popular ones twice). Unfortunately it's one of those things that can't please everyone.

      November 20, 2013

    • Neeme P.

      And, you can always watch the recording of the session later.

      January 13, 2014

  • Neeme P.

    17:00 is UTC.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Excuse me, I need help with this platform, since I had not used before. The hour for this meeting appears as 17:00 to me. Is it my local hour or UTC?

    January 13, 2014

  • Vasilis S.

    I'm really interested in this, I'm a hobbyist Java developer but I'm planning on doing software development full-time in the future. I'm hoping this lecture gives me kick-ass info :)

    4 · November 19, 2013

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