Finding Beauty in the Mundane - RubyConf

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November 15, 2017

Finding Beauty in the Mundane - RubyConf

Amongst the exciting challenges of making software, there are some tasks we go out of our way to avoid: linting files, updating dependencies, writing documentation. But even the "boring" parts of the job are opportunities to make big changes for the better, little by little. In this talk, you'll learn how to make even the most mundane development tasks exciting in order to better your applications and become your team's hero in the process.

Presented at RubyConf on November 15th, 2017

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Megan Tiu

November 15, 2017
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    Hi there my name is Megan Tiu I am: Senior

    Software Engineer at CallRail Co-organizer of Rails Girls Atlanta @megantiu on Twitter megantiu on GitHub
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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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    Senior Software Engineer at CallRail Co-organizer of Rails Girls Atlanta

    @megantiu on Twitter megantiu on GitHub Again, my name is Megan Tiu I am: Thank you!
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    Senior Software Engineer at CallRail Co-organizer of Rails Girls Atlanta

    @megantiu on Twitter megantiu on GitHub Again, my name is Megan Tiu I am: Thank you!