The Top Ten Development Lessons They Didn't Teach You in School

You’ve graduated, accepted a job and have a shiny new business card that reads Software Developer. What’s next? It's time to get your hands dirty and write some real code, in real code bases, merging your work with the work of nine coworkers, all while juggling maintenance requests and the ongoing development of an in-house toolkit. How do you keep all of this (and yourself) from crashing into the ground?

In this talk, we'll go through the top ten lessons that were missing from your computer science syllabus about how to be a functional developer, whether you work on a team or on your own.

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Sep 13 2014 - 12:00pm-Sep 13 2014 - 12:50pm
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A recent transplant to New England, Dustin Younse has over seven years of web development experience, most recently as lead developer at the University of Texas Libraries. Currently working as a Drupal developer for Alley Interactive, he learns at least one new trick every day, and firmly believes in the open source ethos of knowledge sharing. While in Texas, he spent five years as Overlord of Dorkbot Austin, a monthly meetup of hardware and software-minded “people doing strange things with electricity.”