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Thursday July 19, 2007
12:46 PM

"Simple Ways To Be A Better Programmer" wet run, Friday 6pm

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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
              http://freegeek.org

When: Friday, July 20th
              6pm - 10pm

The official description of the tutorial is here:
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2007/view/e_sess/13216

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
glasses.

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.

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