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PANEL DISCUSSION

Becoming a Better Developer Panel

In this panel, we'll discuss ways to improve as developers. Are better tools the solution or can simple changes in mindset help be a more effective developer as well as a better team player? And what practices are already here but not yet universally adopted? 


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Jordan Bragg

Architect @CastlightHealth

Jordan Bragg is a generalist who started his career in QA at Lockheed Martin. Creating automated test frameworks, performance testing, and dealing with software developers laid an excellent foundation for improved quality and empathy. Jordan has since worked full-stack, focusing on back-end...

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Portia Burton

Owner of Document-Write

Portia Burton is the owner of Document Write, a technical content agency for software companies. She specializes in creating engaging tutorials and automating the documentation process.  Before Document Write, Portia worked as a community engineer at Protocol Labs, and a software developer...

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David Van Couvering

Senior Principal Architect @eBay

David Van Couvering has been designing, building and delivering enterprise software since he first started at Sybase in 1988, converting tests from C to COBOL. His checkered past includes architecting one of the first Java application servers at Sybase, working on a series of explosively failing...

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Date

Tuesday Nov 2 / 12:10PM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

Becoming a Better Developer

Topics

Developer ExperienceProgrammingDevelopment

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