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DevFest Melbourne 2019 Day 1

Sat, Nov 9
09:20
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    Michelle Sandford

    Michelle Sandford - There's Always More Pie

    schedule  09:20 - 09:50 AM place L10 Large Room

    I met some Silicon Valley Founders the other day, and I asked what advice they had to give us in Australia, that would help unlock our potential.

    They looked at me and said "Y'all need to stop scrapping over pie crumbs and start building more pie factories". #TrueStory

    It's a fair point. I moved to Australia because I thought it was the new America. A land of opportunity. The last remaining frontier. The 4th least densely populated country on the planet. And underneath that wide red dessert, all the treasure...

    And yet I find myself in a world obsessed with navel gazing. Protecting our borders, trying to hoard everything for ourselves, fighting...as they said, over pie crumbs rather than trying to build anything new.

    But we who code are creatives, world builders, legacy leavers. We were not placed here on this rock hurtling through space to grind. We are here to make a difference.

    This is a session showing us we are not just nerds, we are superheroes. It's a reminder of who we are and what we are capable of. It's a question in the darkness and it's a call to action.

    Who's hungry? I'm baking pie.

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12:05
05:00
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    Michael Milewski

    Michael Milewski / Selena Small - 10x your teamwork through pair programming

    schedule  05:00 - 05:30 PM place L10 Large Room

    Selena and Michael will take you on a roller coaster journey of how to get started and get the most out of pair-programming. Live on stage they will switch from conversational overview straight into acting out various highs, lows, do's and don'ts of pair-programming collaboration. Laughs and tears are guaranteed as the audience connect on the difficulties and ultimately the rewards that can be reaped from teamwork through effective pairing.

    Pair-programming, 2 developers writing code collaboratively with 2 keyboards and 1 computer, might feel weird, foreign, or impossible. Pair-programming was popularised through agile methodologies like Kent Beck's Extreme Programming and get's a lot of lip service but many teams fail to implement it effectively and reap its rewards. Come and join us for a demonstration of what it is and how to get the most out of it. Pairing is applicable to writing better agile software or just a great life skill to have to collaborate with other humans.