Soft Skills / Business

14 01, 2017

Sunlight & Air: 10 Lessons for Growing Junior Developers

By |2017-01-14T09:12:02-05:00January 14th, 2017|

How do we become software developers with the knowledge and skill to do our work well? Training junior developers is an essential piece of building a successful team, but it's a complex and challenging task. The lessons shared in this talk are drawn from experiences training, coaching, and mentoring over 50 junior developers in the past 2 years, and successes, failures, challenges, and rewards will be discussed. Attendees will learn strategies for identifying potential, assessing team fit, guiding technical growth, and coaching new developers in soft skills and interpersonal development.

14 01, 2017

Leading Hackers and Hacking Leaders

By |2017-01-14T09:12:01-05:00January 14th, 2017|

A master stops punches before they are thrown. Can you conquer conflict before it conquers you? It doesn't matter if you are a ranger at Burning Man, if you are running a hackerspace, if you are working for a startup, or if you need someone to drop their fists before they drop you -- you will face social challenges and how you answer those challenges will determine your future comfort or maybe even your present safety. Thriving in any situation where a community is involved requires certain skills. This talk covers skills that will help you navigate personal and professional [...]

14 01, 2017

TDD vs. ATDD – What, Why, Which, When & Where?

By |2017-01-14T09:11:50-05:00January 14th, 2017|

Join in for a discussion around Test Driven Development (TDD) vs. Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and start to explore what the differences between them are. Through the use of high level abstracted concepts and then actual real code examples, you'll gather some insight into why each is used, see some of the advantages and disadvantages of both, and have a better understanding of which should be used when and where. By the end of the session you should be well along the path to TDD vs. ATDD enlightenment.

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