Talks

You can hear me talk about things on a weekly basis if you tune into The Bike Shed, a technical discussion podcast I co-host with my friends Sean Griffin and Laila Winner. I’ve also given the following prepared talks.

Cultivating a Code Review Culture

Code reviews are not about catching bugs. Modern code reviews are about socialization, learning, and teaching.

How can you get the most out of a peer’s code review and how can you review code without being seen as overly critical? Reviewing code and writing easily-reviewed features are skills that will make you a better developer and a better teammate.

I feel strongly that being a part of a strong code review culture continues to make me a better developer each day. My goal with this talk is to give each of you the tools to get more from the code reviews you receive and have more impact with the reviews you leave for others, yielding your own strong code review culture.

  • Given at RailsConf, April 21, 2015.
  • Given at Boston Ruby, May 12, 2015.
  • Given at Austin on Rails, June 23, 2015.