Talks

Developer Productivity!

By Dan Clarke

Talk Abstract:

Are you the type of developer that likes to Get Sh*t Done?

If you take a room full of developers, the deviation between each developer's productivity level is massive! A task that might take one developer half an hour, might take the next developer an entire day! Or more! And the quality of the solution will be wildly different too.

In this day of age - the developer rules in terms of productivity. We're one of the only industries where we can easily automate a lot of our menial tasks, with hardly any work. And there are so many tools already available to make us even more productive. But a surprising number of developers don't take advantage of automation or tooling, and do everything the hard way - using the standard tools that they've been using for most of their career.

In this talk, we'll be covering quite a lot of topics. From compound learning, to note taking, to tools and automation (with demos of tools like LINQPad, etc), to using the CLI effectively, to the Pomodoro Technique, to GTD, and even more!

Join me for a fast paced talk on the tips and tricks I've found along the way that has saved me an insane amount of time!

About Dan Clarke

Dan is an independent software developer - developing commercial software for 20 years. The first half of his career was in the games industry working on game-engine technology (3d, graphics, audio, networking, tooling, etc.) - primarily in C/C++. The latter half of his career has been more focussed on .NET and surrounding technologies - covering web, desktop, and cloud.

Dan runs an Oxford based .NET user group - imaginatively called .NET Oxford! He's very passionate about software development, and also writes a blog which includes write-ups of every .NET Oxford event we've had, as well as various other development related posts.

Founder and owner of Everstack Ltd - providing contracting and consultation services. This is currently just Dan, to put his contracting and various projects through. Everstack is also a sponsor of .NET Oxford.