Waterloo Agile Lean April P2P – “What’s in a Name? Increase productivity through effective naming.”

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What? What’s in a Name? Increase productivity through effective naming

Many organizations invest considerably in change initiatives for improving software quality and team productivity. However, many change initiatives overlook that developers spend as much as 70% of their time reading and understanding code.
 
The best place to start improving the understandability and readability of code is to learn how to choose good names. This has high value and low risk, no special tools are required, and you can start now.
This will be a highly collaborative workshop where you share your insights and learn from others through reviewing real code.
 
You’ll leave this workshop ready to look at your code with a newfound appreciation for the importance of naming.
 
When? Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Where? The Communitech Hub (Matrix & Atlas Rooms), 151 Charles Street W, Kitchener, ON N2G 2L9

Who?

Alistair McKinnell has been writing software since the days of punch cards. After reading Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming Explained in 1999 he realized he had found his people. These days Alistair works as an Agile Coach, helping others to create valuable code.

Declan Whelan is an agile developer and coach with LeanIntuit. He is passionate about software quality and craftsmanship.
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