Lessons Learned From Giving My First Tech Talk

I recently gave a talk at the Philly XP meetup on how to use your version control data to find technical debt hotspots. It was the first tech talk that I had ever given. I’d like to talk about the process I used to come up with the talk, as well as some techniques for preparing to give the presentation.

Re - The One Benefit of Software Estimation

In a previous blog post of mine, I discussed the lone merit that software estimation has: making sure folks are on the same page in regard to understanding the complexity and scope of a story.

Common Git Aliases for Making You More Productive

As of late, I’ve been more mindful to identify areas in my workflow that I can make more efficient. If you find yourself doing repetitive tasks or tasks that take a long time, you should consider if there are ways to automate those tasks or make them take less time to complete.

The One Benefit of Software Estimation

Software estimates are mostly a waste of time. Here are some observations I have made in my career that have driven me to this conclusion: