Credit Crunch Code – Time to Pay Back the Technical Debt

Scottish Developers
Tue, 8 Sep 2009, 18:30 - 20:30 (Add to calendar) GMT
Glasgow Caledonian University , Glasgow, GB

The Talk

Technical debt is the cost of putting off good development practices. This debt, must be paid back to avoid the “interest payments” becoming crippling. This presentation will focus on a number of common developer (and project) behaviours that can lead to the build up of technical debt in a project, and together we will discuss and collaborate on methods to mitigate against them.

The Speaker

Upon leaving school Gary went into the banking industry where he worked his way to (near) the top, leading a special projects group tasked with solving the problem of how America's low paid could afford to buy housing. Having made a fortune by selling mortgages to people whom he knew could not hope to repay them, he then made a second fortune selling on that debt to large financial institutions. Shortly after that Gary was invited to leave the banking industry and now works as a technical evangelist for Developer Express. Gary is committed to the "community" in the UK, and further afield, and can often be found speaking at community events up and down the country; except DDD7, but he doesn't care about that at all, nope not one bit.

The Venue

We are meeting in Room M402 on the 4th Floor of the George Moore Building at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

After the meeting we normally retire to the back bar at Waxy O'Connor's

The Agenda

18:00 Doors Open
18:30 Welcome
18:40 The Talk (Part 1)
19:25 Break
19:35 The Talk (Part 2)
20:20 Feedback & Prizes
20:30 Repair to the Pub


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