With apologies to Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David...
Owen: "Many years ago I was a developer and I went to merge my code. I saw the guy next to me working on the same module so I rushed to merge before him. But he got there before me and my code was redundant. As I rained down snide code review comments on him, I thought, “There has to be a better way to vent my tech anger!”
Kris: "What happened to the code?!"
Owen: "Oh that was lost when the product was decommissioned. But out of that a new tech festival was born..."
Yes, we're celebrating the end of 2018 with our version of Tech Festivus - aka Techtivus. We're all going to get together and Air Our Grievances about all the ways tech has disappointed us this year! Come prepared with a rant of your own and be ready to laugh a lot. There may even be an aluminum pole with no decoration. (We find tinsel distracting.)
And no Feats of Strength, we promise...
Some of our ranters will include:
Sam Connelly: A Rant and Rave About Software Testing
Geoffrey Huntley: Support Your Supply Chain
Kris Howard: 10 Rants in 5 Minutes, How Tech Disappointed Me This Year
Ted Tencza: Why Do We Love to Make Tech Difficult?
Craig Armour: One Rant With 4 Points
We also welcome any impromptu ranters to the stage!
18:45 THE AIRING OF GRIEVANCES (aka lightning rants)
20:00 quick discussion of planning for next year
20:30 more socialising