Let's talk about Good Code
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Josh Rizzo and Jane Prusakova
Many programmers are dedicated, or even obsessed, with writing "good" code. Often we follow certain patterns and practices because we believe they are the best solution for the problem, or because the "experts" tell us to. In this session, we will discuss what good code really is, and what challenges and benefits it brings.
Jane Prusakova has broad experience in commercial software architecture and design. Large cloud-based systems, scalable software, reliable systems. Develop system and data architecture, requirements organization. Craftsmanship, cost-effective performance improvements, defensive testing and maintenance, monitoring systems, adapting to change, working with users' feedback.
She has a BS in Computer Science from Boston University and a MS in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises, where she has been working since 2008.
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Meeting Location: PROS
Houston, TX 77002
Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin on the 7th floor, taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the left just before you reach the elevator bank.
Meeting Sponsor: Improving Enterprises
Improving Enterprises is an advanced software development professional services firm. We challenge the basic assumptions of traditional technology service models. Our people are senior, seasoned professionals who bring years of real-world enterprise development experience to the table in the form of Agile software development process & principles. Our mission is to offer an esteemed level of quality IT training by using real world solutions, supported by a dynamic, energized team focused on providing excellence in and outside the classroom. Specialties: Certified Consulting, Mentoring, Agile, Applied Training, Rural Sourcing, Microsoft, .Net, Java, Networked Recruiting, Room Rentals, Project Management, Quality Assurance
About our venue sponsor: PROSWe aren't your run-of-the-mill software company. We're true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We'll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don't just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers' success stories.
Our Core Values:
- Ownership - We take responsibility.
- Passion - We love what we do.
- Pride - We accept only the best.
- Trust - We can be counted on.
- Integrity - We do what's right.
- Innovation - We create possibilities.
- Customer Centricity - We put our customers first.
Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win
- JetBrains has donated one IntelliJ license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting if we have 30 attendees, two if we have 50 or more
- Hello2Morrow has donated a SonarGraph Personal license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting
- Headway Software has donated a license of the new Structure101 Studio
- CoderGears has donated licenses of their product JArchitect
- SemanticMerge has donated a one year license of their product to one lucky winner, and another to the speaker.
Meeting sponsored by Structure101 for Tangle free software.