I'm giving a tutorial at OSCON this year entitled "Simple Ways To Be A Better Programmer". I talked about it briefly in an earlier journal entry. The Friday before OSCON I
will be doing a practice run at Free Geek. You are invited.
Did I mention there will be free booze? There will be free booze.
What: "Simple Ways To Be A Better Programmer" practice run
Where: Free Geek
1731 SE 10th Avenue
When: Friday, July 20th
6pm - 10pm
The official description of the tutorial is here:
In short, the tutorial is about all the things they don't teach you in
computer science. Documentation, testing, refactoring, testing, task
management... all taught in ways that are:
* Easy to learn
* Easy to do
* Hard to get wrong
* Able to be done by one person
In addition I plan to cover "People", something programmers have a hard time
with, with topics such as:
* How To Learn
* How Not To Be An Asshole
* Anti-Patterns of Communication
Questions, discussion and feedback are highly encouraged. In order to
lubricate discussion and make the time go faster, we will be serving martinis.
You're encouraged to contribute your favorite mixer, booze and swanky martini
PS I ask, as a courtesy, that if you plan to attend the tutorial at OSCON
that you not consider this a freebie replacement and cancel your purchase.
But if you are going to attend the OSCON tutorial you're welcome to attend the
practice run as well.