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Human Computer Interaction: Dystopian Economics

Posted by Dusty Burwell  on  Nov 18, 2015

Dusty Burwell discusses about the negative effects of developing software and the potential problems it creates.


Cool Code

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  Oct 21, 2015

Kevlin Henney examines some examples of code that are interesting because of historical significance, profound concepts, impressive technique, exemplary style or just sheer geekiness.


Patterns, Code Smells, and the Pragmatic Programmer

Posted by Jason McCreary  on  Oct 08, 2015 2

Jason McCreary discusses how a number of books from The Reading List - Implementation Patterns, Refactoring, Design Patterns, The Pragmatic Programmer - helped him with becoming a software engineer.


Developer Body Issues

Posted by Jim Christopher  on  Sep 19, 2015 4

Jim Christopher discusses the health problems developers may encounter during their long work hours sitting at a desk.


The Joy of Debugging Ourselves

Posted by Laurent Bossavit  on  Sep 11, 2015

Laurent Bossavit provides some suggestions on how to bring the fun back into programming by developing new skills such as leprechaun hunting and brain debugging.


Crafting an Effective Security Organization

Posted by Rich Smith  on  Sep 06, 2015

Rich Smith discusses the progressive approaches taken by the Etsy security team to provide security while not destroying the freedoms of the Etsy engineering culture that are loved so much.


Learn from the Mistakes of Others

Posted by Alison Lloyd  on  Sep 04, 2015

Alison Lloyd examines some less-than-stellar occurrences in non-software fields, drawing out some ideas that she hopes will make software development a little less painful.

How Did We End up Here? 50:22

Posted by Todd Montgomery,Trisha Gee  on  Jul 12, 2015 2

Trisha Gee and Todd Montgomery attack the technology industry’s sacred cows by exposing the motivations that hide behind them.


Becoming a Better Programmer

Posted by Pete Goodliffe  on  Jul 09, 2015

Pete Goodliffe keynotes on what it takes to become a better programmer, discussing tools for reviewing the personal skillset and techniques to help one “become a better programmer”.


The Importance of Culture - Building and Sustaining Effective Engineering Organizations

Posted by Randy Shoup  on  Jun 21, 2015

Randy Shoup discusses several important aspects of engineering cultures: hiring and retention, ownership and collaboration, quality and discipline, and learning and experimentation.


Drunken Stumble: The Correct Way To Build Software

Posted by Garrett Smith  on  May 29, 2015

Garrett Smith introduces Drunken Stumble, a development method in two stages: a lean, which represents the goal of the programmer or team, and a stumble, which is a series of automatic "next steps".


Cake Driven Development: Engineering at

Posted by Mike Pearce  on  May 19, 2015

Mike Pearce tells the story of how MOO manages to keep a fresh, startup-like culture that fosters innovation and values collaboration, while still delivering products and looking after its staff.

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