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With Ani Agajanyan (Software Enggr, Lifion by ADP), Caroline George (Solns Enggr, DataStax), Geetu Aggarwal (Software Developer, Goldman Sachs), Monica Powell (Full Stack Enggr, Meetup), Galen Corey (Developer, Simple Contacts), Julia Macalaster (COO, Def Method).
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 07:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Harvest, 16 W 22nd St

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Come join us for a round of lightning talks - a series of short talks on various technical topics presented by our members.

We are putting together our list of awesome speakers, but if you are interested in doing a talk, we've got some more slots open! You can submit your idea here:

Talks:Ani AgajanyanApplication Security - SQL injections

Caroline GeorgeIntro to Apache Cassandra

Geetu AggarwalDropwizard - Java framework for developing ops-friendly, high-performance, RESTful web services.

Monica PowellGit is Hard but Time Traveling in Git Isn'tThis talk will cover how I accidentally discovered time travel in git, how to tell GitHub what languages a repository is composed of & other Git/GitHub hacks to make working with it more delightful (or maybe just make your commit history less embarrassing) with git hooks.

Galen CoreyThat sounds like a V2 problemAs developers we have to stay on top of ever-changing technologies, juggle endless edge cases, & debug stubborn errors on a daily basis. But sometimes the greatest challenges we face are interacting with the other members of our team. Learning how to clearly talk about technical problems, & how & when to push back has been a crucial part of my career. Being mindful of this has helped me to have better relationships with my colleagues, get cooler assignments to work on, & just generally have a better time at work. I will talk about the strategies I have developed over the past two years working on a team that includes both developers & non-developers.

Julia MacalasterEstimation that works...That dreaded phrase in engineering..."can you provide me with an estimate?" Many of us engineers cringe at the thought of putting a set number of days on a story or ticket. We all know the downfalls of estimation when tied to a story - bloat of the story to include extraneous additions when it's overestimated & cutting of corners (think testing) when underestimated. That being said, for the product managers, business owners & product owners having a clear roadmap & sense of timeframe & budget is extremely helpful when trying to map out strategy for product development. This talk will address some techniques your team can implement to provide estimates that don't get tied to individual stories. The process implements agile methodologies rather than the waterfall techniques that are often tied to estimation processes. The goal of the talk will be to provide the audience with practices they can bring back to their team that help with transparency in scope & streamlined development.

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