Michael Feathers

Michael Feathers (R7K Research and Conveyance)
Location: Ballroom I - II Level: Novice
Average rating: ***..
(3.59, 112 ratings)

Keynote by Michael Feathers, Object Mentor.

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Michael Feathers

R7K Research and Conveyance

Michael Feathers is director at R7K Research and Conveyance. Michael is an active member of the software development community and a member of the ACM and IEEE. He regularly speaks at software conferences around the world. His key passion is helping teams surmount problems and connect with practices that make software development fun and enriching. When he isn’t engaged with a team, he spends his time investigating new ways of altering design over time in code bases.

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John Petersen
06/11/2010 6:28am EDT

A very practical talk on being a pragmatic coder. Indeed, what may be optimal code for an expert may be far from optimal for the novice developer.

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Ramon Brooker
06/08/2010 6:12pm EDT

Hallelujah! I hope there are a lot of people listening to this lecture. Code should be written for future maintainability. And shorter sleeker is not always better, if it makes it less readable in the future. The Code we write today will be legacy tomorrow. Thank you, Michael Feathers.

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clay shentrup
06/08/2010 12:02pm EDT

He’s a solid presenter who speaks well and knows how to inject just the right amount of lighthearted/humorous anecdotes. I just felt that there wasn’t quite enough substance to this talk for it to be excellent. It was decent.

Caroline Hill
06/08/2010 7:17am EDT

It’s ridiculously early to say so, but I feel like I have taken some important ideas away from this that will stick with me in the long run. ‘It had to be said’ kinda talk.

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