Software Archeology and The Code Of Doom

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 10:00 – 10:45am in B201

Excerpt

You approach the legacy codebase with trepidation. If the vine-draped entrance and collapsing roof weren't enough warning, traces of previous explorers before you lie scattered about, caught in bizarre traps and oubliettes. What next, snakes?!

Description

You approach the legacy codebase with trepidation. If the vine-draped entrance and collapsing roof weren’t enough warning, traces of previous explorers before you lie scattered about, caught in bizarre traps and oubliettes. What next, snakes?! Don’t lose hope! There are tools and techniques for uncovering the past secrets of the code and getting control of its future. In this session we’ll explore a legacy codebase together using the tools of software archeology, to uncover the story beneath the code and learn about the present by digging up the dusty relics of a forgotten age.

Speaking experience

Some examples of previous talks:
RubyConf2014
http://confreaks.tv/videos/rubyconf2014-5-things-i-wish-someone-had-told-me-about-programming-before-i-started

How To Interview And Why - Burlington Ruby Conf 2014
http://vimeo.com/103598190

Concurrency for !Dummies (Who Don't Get It (...Yet)) - Scottish Ruby Conf 2014
http://vimeo.com/97522205

You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure - Steel City Ruby Conf 2013
http://steelcityruby.confbots.com/video/72770891

Speaker

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    Biography

    Kerri Miller is a Sr Software Developer and Team Lead based in the Pacific Northwest. She has worked at enterprise companies, international ad agencies, boutique consultancies, start-ups, mentors and teaches students, and finds time to work on Open Source projects. Having an insatiable curiosity, she has worked as a lighting designer, marionette puppeteer, sous chef, and professional poker player, and enjoys hiking, collecting Vespas, and working with glass.

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