Panel Discussion: 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

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We invite three experienced developers and engineering leaders from to share their top two most important things they should know from the book: 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know book

We want this to be an interactive session where we would like you to ask panelists questions on the most important things every programmer should know!

- Arjun Anand is the VP of Engineering at now Lifetime Value Co. which develops technology to make public records easy, affordable, and accessible to everyone. He has been in the startup world in NYC for the last 10 years in everything from early to late stage companies. Arjun also is a member of the SEED-Stage VC firm Primary Venture Partners' "Primary Expert Network" supporting founders through key operating challenges. Arjun has worked with Google, American Express, and was an early employee of Crowdtap, which he helped grow from a 4 person startup to an over 100 person successful startup in NYC. When he isn't actively working to grow his managers and developers at his day job, he enjoys mentoring new entrepreneurs, teaching and meeting with folks in the tech industry.
- Dan Dela Rosa is a Ruby on Rails and Angular senior developer working for the advertising group Epsilon. In a past life, he was the lead iOS engineer at a startup called Makr, named Best of 2014 by Apple, nominated for a Webby Award, and purchased by Staples. Dan contributed to an assortment of mobile apps, including Martha Stewart CraftStudio and The Oregon Trail: American Settler.
- Steven Solomon is a Lead Software Engineer, and Manager, at Stride Consulting in NYC. He has been writing software professionally since 2007, and has used several programming languages across many different business sectors. Steven is passionate about writing great software using techniques based on Extreme Programming (a flavor of agile), including test-driven development, pair programming, and the sustainable delivery of working software.

Panel Discussion focus:
- "Code in the Language of the Domain"
- “Code is Design”
- “Code Reviews”
- "The Golden Rule of API Design".
- "The Single Responsibility Principle"
- "Write Tests for People"

Retroboard for any questions before the meeting:

(all in Eastern Time zone)
- 5:30pm Meeting start, welcome
- 5:40pm First time attendees introductions, ice breaker
- 6:00pm Panel start
- 7:00pm Jobs & Hiring Announcements