Balancing New Tools and Technologies vs. Risk - Mobile Dev + IoT + Test San Diego, April 2016

Balancing New Tools and Technologies vs. Risk - Mobile Dev + IoT + Test San Diego, April 2016

aka, Embracing The New Hotness...Gently.

Links galore to stuff I talked about and all sorts of photo credits at the end.

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Ellen Shapiro

April 21, 2016
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  1. BALANCING NEW TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES VS. RISK ELLEN SHAPIRO |

    MOBILE + IOT DEV + TEST | APRIL 2016 SPOTHERO.COM | JUSTHUM.COM | DESIGNATEDNERD.COM | @DESIGNATEDNERD
  2. EMBRACING THE NEW HOTNESS, GENTLY ELLEN SHAPIRO | MOBILE +

    IOT DEV + TEST | APRIL 2016 SPOTHERO.COM | JUSTHUM.COM | DESIGNATEDNERD.COM | @DESIGNATEDNERD
  3. ENGINEERS ARE REALLY EXCITABLE

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  8. SHORT-TERM EFFORT VS. LONG-TERM BENEFIT

  9. http://xkcd.com/1319/

  10. MAINTAINABILITY

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  14. THREE STRATEGIES FOR BETTER INTEGRATION OF THE NEW HOTNESS

  15. STRATEGY THE FIRST: START SMALL

  16. SMALLER PIECES OF A LARGER PROJECT

  17. REACTIVE PROGRAMMING

  18. PICK A BORING PART OF A PROJECT

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  20. FORMS

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  23. EVALUATE THE BENEFITS

  24. CODE REVIEW: NOT JUST FOR CATCHING SCREW-UPS

  25. CODE REVIEW: SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE

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  27. SOMETIMES THE BENEFIT DOESN'T COME IN PIECES

  28. STRATEGY THE SECOND: INTERNAL TOOLS / PROJECTS

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  30. RISK IS SHARED BY THE ENGINEERING TEAM

  31. VOKAL.IO + `

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  36. (˽°□°҂˽Ɨ ˍʓˍ

  37. STRATEGY THE THIRD: HACK DAYS / 20% TIME

  38. SOFTWARE ENGINEERS ARE CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVERS

  39. SOFTWARE ENGINEERS ARE CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVERS

  40. SOFTWARE ENGINEERS ARE CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVERS

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  42. TAKE AWAY RISK AND WATCH IDEAS BLOOM

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  46. KOTLIN && SWIFT

  47. FIND OUT WHAT'S READY AND WHAT'S NOT

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  49. BONUS: WORK WITH DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM

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  53. "INTRAPRENEURSHIP"

  54. "INTRAPRENEURSHIP"

  55. CREATING A PERMANENT SPACE FOR RISK-TAKING

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  59. DON'T BE AN IDIOT OVERLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT DEADLINES

  60. DON'T FORGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE LEARNING CURVE

  61. DON'T LET JUNIOR ENGINEERS FLAIL

  62. DON'T BE AFRAID TO CUT BAIT AND TRY AGAIN

  63. MANDATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > Break off small pieces of larger

    projects
  64. MANDATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > Break off small pieces of larger

    projects > Try something internally first
  65. MANDATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > Break off small pieces of larger

    projects > Try something internally first > Find times and places to experiment
  66. MANDATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > Break off small pieces of larger

    projects > Try something internally first > Find times and places to experiment > Be mindful of timelines and deadlines
  67. MANDATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > Break off small pieces of larger

    projects > Try something internally first > Find times and places to experiment > Be mindful of timelines and deadlines > If at first you don't succeed, that's OK
  68. MANDATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > Break off small pieces of larger

    projects > Try something internally first > Find times and places to experiment > Be mindful of timelines and deadlines > If at first you don't succeed, that's OK > you can always try again
  69. SPECIAL THANKS

  70. QUESTION TIME! (or bug me on Twitter @designatednerd)

  71. LINKS! (PT. 1) > Reactive Forms with RxAndroid: https://www.vokal.io/ labs/reactive-forms-with-rxandroid

    > The New vokal.io: https://www.vokal.io/labs/the-new- vokalio > Hack Your Way To Great Ideas: https:// blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2015/08/hack-your-way- to-great-ideas/
  72. LINKS! (PT. 2) > 20% Time vs 120% Time http://qz.com/116196/google-

    engineers-insist-20-time-is-not-dead-its-just-turned- into-120-time/ > The Innovator's dilemma http://www.amazon.com/The- Innovator-s-Dilemma-Technologies-Management/dp/ 1633691780/
  73. PHOTO CREDITS (PT. 1) > Miscellaneous cool toys by thotfulspot

    https:// www.flickr.com/photos/thotfulspot/6151593033/ > Broken Toy by Michael Coghlan https:// www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/6082137401/ > Reinventing The Wheel by Thomas Guest https:// www.flickr.com/photos/thomasguest/5491482766/ > 2011-0320 by VGB.Studios https://www.flickr.com/ photos/vgb-studios/6605405287
  74. PHOTO CREDITS (PT. 2) > Share by GotCredit https://www.flickr.com/photos/ jakerust/16639834358/

    > You Break It You Buy It by Gregg Tavares https:// www.flickr.com/photos/greggman/235884548/ > What's Next? by sean hobson https://www.flickr.com/ photos/seanhobson/4380105315/
  75. PHOTO CREDITS (PT. 3) > Lego Dungeons and Dragons -

    Action Points by Marco Hazard https://www.flickr.com/photos/ 42405591@N02/11013256715/ > Little flower sprout grows through urban asphalt ground by ปᆱ Ἆ https://www.flickr.com/photos/ 138615660@N02/ > Ahchan and iPad by Hajime NAKANO https:// www.flickr.com/photos/jetalone/4694902742/
  76. PHOTO CREDITS (PT. 4) > 235/365 ...somewhere there is a

    boundless universe waiting to be discovered by Iryna Yeroshko https:// www.flickr.com/photos/mandarina94/6267475924 > Edge of the falls by Mig Gilbert https:// www.flickr.com/photos/mig-gilbert/26182478906