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There is no "I" in coding

There is no "I" in coding

Presented July 12, 2012 at GDG TX DevFest (http://txdevfest.com/).

Screencast: http://youtu.be/8lQBsFnaFX4
10 minute lightning talk + 5 minute Q&A

Programming is often stereotyped as a solitary act but I've come to realize that coding is much better approached as a team sport. As the lead frontend developer for beta.telus.com, I would like to share a few lessons learned while building a fully-responsive website within a large, Enterprise-loving company.


Pearl Chen

July 12, 2013


  1. There's no "I" in coding. Wait... what? Google+: klab.ca/+ Twitter:

    @PearlChen Pearl Chen pearl@karma-laboratory.com
  2. This is what most people think of when they hear

    the word "programmer".
  3. We need to think of programmers (and the act of

    programming) more like this.
  4. current telusmobility.com

  5. beta.telus.com + +

  6. 1. Sit next to your designer(s)

  7. None
  8. 2. Always think (and type) out loud

  9. None
  10. 3. Automate ALL the things

  11. The Secret to Safe Continuous Deployment by Brett Slatkin

  12. 4. Leave no room for ego

  13. 5. Empower everyone

  14. Thank you! Google+: klab.ca/+ Twitter: @PearlChen Pearl Chen pearl@karma-laboratory.com