EDU: Blank Page Panic! Creating Confidence with Test Driven Development

Madison Women in Tech
Madison Women in Tech
Public group

8th Light (formerly Adorable)

123 E. Main Street 2nd Floor · Madison, wi

How to find us

An elevator is located in the back of the building (enter the doors behind the Argus); stair entrance is off Main Street.

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Have you ever stared at a blank feature spec file hoping for tests to magically appear? Well, you’re not alone! In this talk we’ll take a look at how the combination of Test-Driven Development, pseudocode and RSpec can help get you to your initial commit with confidence, one RSpec error at a time!

(Note: You don't need to know RSpec to follow this presentation.)

We're excited to co-host this event with MadRailers, Madison's Ruby and Rails meetup ( Thanks to 8th Light for hosting us!

All genders are welcome.

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Speaker Elayne Juten is a Software Engineer at Getty Images. As an early-career developer, she is passionate about finding ways to help build confidence in Ruby, Rails and RSpec.


We'll have a half hour of networking before Elayne's talk; feel free to arrive anytime within that half hour. Her presentation will start at 7pm.


8th Light is located downtown, right off the Capitol Square. Both metered and non-metered street parking is free and unlimited after 6pm.

Nearby garages include the Government East Garage, Block 89 Parking Ramp, and the Tenney Plaza Ramp.

The following bus lines come within a few blocks:

71, 37, 47, 58, 75, 72, 56, 57, 12, 14, 38, 19, 25, 23, 27, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 29, 70


8th Light is wheelchair accessible; we encourage you to bring children. All genders are welcome!


While this event is open to all genders, Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces for and by women and nonbinary folks. Men who attend are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: