Github Pull Requests for Everyone

Github Pull Requests for Everyone

Reviewing a pull request can feel like a chore. If done poorly, PR reviews can mean a few hours of attempting to understand both the problem and the solution, then checking that the result matches the design. Sure, many of us have the luxury of walking to our coworker’s desk and getting a walk through. But what if the other dev isn’t free? What if they live in another time zone? What if you need a project manager or designer to look at your work, and they don’t have a local setup or much dev experience?

In this session, we’ll go over some tips and technologies to make your pull request process a bit smoother. We’ll discuss:
* Writing clear issues/stories to build a good foundation
* Tools you can use for reviewing work with remote coworkers
* Keeping design reviews from turning into blockers
* Adding testing instructions to your PR description
* Leaving positive feedback so no one goes home grumpy

This session is for you if your team uses Git, and….
* You have a coworker or client in a different timezone
* You regularly need a designer to review your work
* You or your coworkers work remotely one or more days a week
* You regularly contribute to open source projects (or run your own!)
* You ever have code that needs a merge, like, now


Catherine Meade

April 09, 2019