Past Meetup

What Raising 3 Kids Taught Me About Working with Users

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Details

No matter the size of your team most developers work with users or stakeholders to develop project requirements. Making your way through competing requests to get to a good design takes a lot of time and skill. In this talk, Derek will use what he has learned as a parent and humorously apply it to product design and requirement gathering. You will learn about effective methods for getting agreement on product features and interface design. You will learn ways of discovering what stakeholders really need to ensure delivery of a great product. These are valuable skills that can help you create better applications, become more valuable to your team, and advance your career. You might even pick up a parenting tip or two.

*Note: Derek will be giving this talk at our very own Madison PHP Conference on September 22nd-23rd, 2017 (http://www.madisonphpconference.com/), so please come ready to give him some constructive feedback to help him get this talk ready for the conference.

Speaker

Derek Binkley is the Technical Lead at the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the creator of licensing exams for attorneys. He actively mentors other developers, specializes in Java, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL and Oracle and advocates for developer testing and adoption of agile methods. When not in front of a computer he enjoys spending time with family, traveling and drinking a local craft beer.

Location and Parking Info:

To park, enter the Visitor's Parking lot off of Hoffman St. (The Visitor's Parking Lot is labeled with a V on this map: http://madisoncollege.edu/files/users/CLWalker4/truaxparkingmap.pdf ). The parking code is: #7821 (you need to enter the "#" before the code). If you forget or don't get the code, just push the buzzer and let the attendant know you are attending the Madison PHP meeting). We will meet in the Health Education Building, which is the blue building labeled "C" on the map. We will be on the third floor in Room 309.