Sandi Metz - Go Ahead, Make a Mess @Clio HQ with WomenWhoCode

Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
Public group

Clio's office

4611 Canada Way · Burnaby, BC

How to find us

Shuttles from Gilmore Skytrain Station

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Clio is proud to host Sandi Metz, bringing together two local meetup groups - VanRuby ( and WomenWhoCode (, for an evening of learning and Ruby discussion! Drinks and Appetizer's provided.

5:30 PM - Doors & Mingle
7:00 PM - Talk Starts: Go Ahead, Make a Mess
8:30 PM - Wrap up

Title: Go Ahead, Make a Mess

Software is always a mess. You can't avoid this mess, and if hubris goads you into attempting to achieve perfection, you'll just make things worse. Perfection is a distant, dim land on the unreachable horizon. You'll not be going there today.

What you _can_ do, however, is use the techniques of object-oriented design (OOD) to make your messes manageable. OOD is good at messes. It understands their origins, predicts their courses, and foresees their outcomes. It shines a light down the dusty nooks and crannies of your app, showing you what to do and what to avoid.

This talk shows you how to use OOD to create the best kinds of messes, those that let you get software out the door today without regretting your actions tomorrow.

Shuttles (Gilmore):
Skytrain to Clio: 5:15pm, 5:45pm, 6:15pm, 6:45pm.
Clio to Skytrain: 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm

The shuttle pickup location will be clearly marked and attended by a volunteer to assist with directions.