Lean Software Austin
This month at Lean Software Austin, Janelle Klein leads a discussion of Mistake-Proofing.
When we focus on the tools and the process, on the code and the tests - it's easy to forget about the humans that actually do the work. We write code that we can't understand later, spend countless hours updating tests that break after one small code change, and worry endlessly about the accuracy of our predictions, but ignore the cause behind the lack of predictability.
In this discussion, we will examine the flow of knowledge and understanding in software development, and the human causes for the mistakes along the way. From this perspective, we will discuss the concept of "mistake-proofing" and explore patterns and concrete examples that can greatly increase our productivity and predictability when crafting software.
Monday, April 16th @ 6:30pm
203 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701 (map: http://is.gd/u5vw0D)
Janelle Klein is a pragmatic thinker and creative designer with a passion for improving software development. Currently an active developer and CTO at New Iron, she is dedicated to promoting grassroots community learning and building software talent in the community. As a developer, Janelle has specialized expertise in high-availability systems, data integration, database performance and design, and automated test and deployment strategies. When not coding, teaching or drinking coffee and talking shop, she enjoys painting, gaming, movies and hanging out on the beach with a Mai Tai and a good book.
Lean Software Austin meetings are chalk talks and discussions facilitated by leaders in the Austin software community with a depth and breadth of experience in software product engineering and development, and who exercise a deep commitment to all aspects of the software craft.
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