Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Succession: A Refactoring Story



Katrina Owen presents an end-to-end refactoring that demonstrates simple strategies to avoid misadventures.


Katrina Owen is an ecosystem engineer at GitHub. When programming, her focus is on automation, workflow optimization, and refactoring. She works primarily in Go and Ruby, contributes to several open source projects, and is the creator of, a platform for code practice and programming mentorship.

About the conference

Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Oct 17, 2018