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Becoming a Better Developer

Software development is a craft that asks us to engage in continuous learning and improvement. We quickly discover that it is not just about writing code. If we want to do well in our career and feel proud of our work, we need to learn many other skills.  We need to find ways to communicate better, expand our skillset and think strategically.  

In this track, experienced developers will share with you specific tips and guidance to help you become a better developer, improving your value as a team member, and helping you feel more confident in your skills and your contributions.


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Session Developer Experience

Analyzing Codebases for Fun and Profit

Tuesday Nov 2 / 12:10PM EDT

One problem existing for many developers today is ramping up quickly complex and sometimes messy codebases. Analyzing domains is an important skill when we need to solve complex problems, take ownership, contribute to open source, break down monoliths, or even perform code reviews in unknown...

Jordan Bragg

Architect @CastlightHealth

Session Developer Experience

Creating an Atmosphere of Psychological Safety

Tuesday Nov 2 / 01:10PM EDT

Psychological safety is being able to show and employ one’s self without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status, or career. Psychological safety can be defined as a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. In psychologically safe teams, team members...

Tim Berglund

Senior Director of Developer Experience @Confluent

Session Developer Experience

Talk Like a Suit: Making a Business Case for Engineering Work

Tuesday Nov 2 / 02:10PM EDT

We all know the feeling. We see these scary problems in our code and architecture, we raise our concerns, leadership nods their head encouragingly, but every planning session and backlog grooming, only features show up on the list. You think, well, I guess we'll have to wait for something...

David Van Couvering

Senior Principal Architect @eBay

PANEL DISCUSSION Developer Experience

Becoming a Better Developer Panel

Tuesday Nov 2 / 03:10PM EDT

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? 

Jordan Bragg

Architect @CastlightHealth

David Van Couvering

Senior Principal Architect @eBay

Dave Copeland

CTO @mood_health


Speakers from this track

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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Tim Berglund

Senior Director of Developer Experience @Confluent

Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Advocacy. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world. He is the co-presenter of various training videos on topics...

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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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Dave Copeland

CTO @mood_health

David Copeland is a programmer and author. He's the author of “Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails”, "The Senior Software Engineer", and "Agile Web Development with Ruby on Rails". He has over 24 years of professional development experience from...

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Track Date

Tuesday Nov 2 / 11:00AM EDT

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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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