Finding Beauty in the Mundane

Finding Beauty in the Mundane

Amongst the exciting challenges of making software, there are some tasks we try to avoid: linting files, updating dependencies, writing docs. In this talk, you’ll learn how to make even the most mundane development tasks exciting in order to improve your applications and become your team’s hero.

Presented at We Rise Conference on June 24th, 2017

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Megan Tiu

June 24, 2017
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    Hi there Software Engineer at CallRail Communications Coordinator at Rails

    Girls Atlanta @megantiu on Twitter megantiu on GitHub my name is Megan Tiu I am:
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    – Caitie McCaffrey The Manager’s Path, Camille Fournier “One of

    the first projects I tackled after becoming the tech lead was to stop all feature development and focus on technical debt…the team reduced the number of critical paging alerts by 50%.”
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    – Apprenticeship Patterns, David Hoover and Adewale Oshineye “What’s the

    grungiest task that your team has been putting off for months?”
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    – Apprenticeship Patterns, David Hoover and Adewale Oshineye “See if

    you can creatively resolve the problem in a way that exceeds people’s expectations and makes it fun for you.”
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    Documentation helps: • New developers • Current developers • Future

    developers • Support team members • You, later
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    – The Pragmatic Programmer, Andrew Hunt and Dave Thomas “Just

    because you have finished hacking out a piece of code doesn’t mean that it’s done.”
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    Thank you! Software Engineer at CallRail Communications Coordinator at Rails

    Girls Atlanta @megantiu on Twitter megantiu on GitHub Again, my name is Megan Tiu I am:
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    References • Apprenticeship Patterns, David Hoover and Adewale Oshineye •

    The Manager’s Path, Camille Fournier • The Pragmatic Programmer, Andrew Hunt and Dave Thomas
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    Thank you! Software Engineer at CallRail Communications Coordinator at Rails

    Girls Atlanta @megantiu on Twitter megantiu on GitHub Again, my name is Megan Tiu I am: