I’ll be speaking on test-driven development at CONDG on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 6pm. I’ll show you some live TDD coding and explain how TDD can help you write awesome code and eliminate defects. Hope to see you there!
This will be a more business-focused version of the talk. There will be some code, but this is more about why we do TDD and behavior-driven development, the benefits of TDD, the theory behind it, etc. So bring your managers and PMs along too!
I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to speak at CodeMash this past week. One thing I’ve noticed is that pretty much every time I speak (regardless of where it is), people will come up to me and offer feedback, advice, etc.
Personally, I really appreciate this. I’ve done my share of speaking over the years (both technical and non-technical), so I don’t think that I’m a bumbling idiot, but I certainly am aware that I have a lot of room for improvement. My biggest fear when giving a talk is that people won’t understand or I’ll say something wrong and no one will ever let me know what I’m doing wrong.
So I don’t care if you have been speaking for 20 years or if you have never given a talk in your life, I appreciate your feedback and especially your suggestions. If you come up to me and say, “That talk was terrible,” I might not be so happy! But if you come to me and tell me what I can do to improve, I’ll all ears.