A Branch in Time
Thursday 21st June 7:00pm at Plant NOMA
In one timeline a quick path to clarity. In the other a long and painful journey trying to understand the obscure intent of a line of code. The only difference between these two realities? The revision history.
This is a talk about writing maintainable code. But rather than the code itself, we’ll see the impact a codebase’s history can have on its maintainability. We’ll explore the differences between a useful history and an unhelpful one, and you’ll learn about the practices, tools and techniques that can make the difference.
Bonus Lightning Talk
We also have a short lightning talk from Will Jessop called (in his words) A Boring but Informative Talk About Time.
About the speakers
Tekin Suleyman is a freelance consultant who's been shipping Ruby code for over a decade. He's worked with teams, large and small: from building the nation's digital infrastructure, to working with listed startups, to helping the world's oldest and largest Co-operative go digital. He also runs our very own North West Ruby User Group.
Will once rode a cat to the North Pole and can eat a whole cow. He never learned to read. He has work exhibited in the Louvre, but according to Damien Hirst has terrible taste. Will has licked the moon.
- 6:30pm Doors open
- 7:00pm Lightning Talk: A Boring but Informative Talk About Time
- 7:10pm Main Talk: A Branch in Time
- 7:30pm After talk chat and drinks