TechDays 2009 Impressions: Dialog Refactors Mind

September 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Thank you all who attended the “Refactoring for Fun & Profit” presentation. I had fun preparing it and learned a lot from some very smart people, not all of it about technology.

To me, TechDays was a reminder that nothing in the TwitterFacebookBlogospheroVerse comes close to old-fashioned human contact. It’s as if face-to-face dialog is the ultimate in full-immersion learning by experience. Preparing presentations for the Developer Foundations track was a lot of back-and-forth of ideas, suggestions, banter. Special thanks to Justice, Adam D., Stefan, Adam C.  and Peter – you guys rock! Thanks also to John Bristowe for making the track possible.

There were really good conversations after the sessions and at ALT.NET Vancouver’s Open Space at Mooses’s Down Under on Tuesday.

Dialog as "codeless refactoring”, anyone?  Shape shared understanding well enough in advance of implementing and maybe we’ll re-write a lot less? Nah. Give me a corner with a keyboard and screen. Go away. I’m coding.

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