March 1: Get Out of Technical Debt, presented by Steve Kuo

  • SolutionsIQ

You have pleased the people whose opinion counts. You saved time, again and again, by hacking in a new feature rather than investing the time required to maintain the integrity of your code base.  As a result, your code base is more fragile.  The time you saved today was actually borrowed from the future. Payment is soon due!  Now what?

Come to this session to learn technical practices that can help you pay off your debt and keep you out of debt. And just as important; come to this session to learn about how to communicate technical debt to management. Get them to support the payment plan.

Meeting Schedule

SeaSPIN is a free event open to anyone with interest in the philosophy, theory, process, technology, tools, sport or politics of Lean and Agile. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month.

Our generous sponsor is SolutionsIQ, donating the classroom and facilities for our use, to say nothing of the pizza for your enjoyment.

Location

6801 185th Ave N.E.
Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052

Schedule

5:30 - Pizza and networking, pizza supplied by SolutionsIQ, Thank You!
6:00 - A 15 minute roundtable,(while networking continues)
6:20 - Business meeting and introductions
6:45 - Main presentation - "Technical Debt" by Steve Kuo
8:30 - End of evening 

Steve Kuo 

Steve is a Senior Extreme Programming Developer, Agile Engineer and Technical Coach.  He is also a scientist, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Aquatic Biology, and spent some years doing research to cure Trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, HIV and genetic research into cures for cancers and Cystic Fibrosis.  Steve's experience in software, since the mid-90’s, covers a wide range of fields.  A few include banking, consulting, education, gaming, healthcare and shipping/inventory.  A majority of those years was consulting, working with all sorts of code, most of it heavily burdened with technical debt accrued from past hard and difficult choices.  Addressing technical debt helped developers, teams and organizations cope with and improve their software.  Proactively addressing Technical Debt has been a focus of Steve's, while imbuing developers, teams and organizations to become more Agile in his classroom.