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Improve your thinking to improve your software

Developers need logical thought to create robust systems that users love. The problem is that as often as not, their logic fails to help them deliver the software that their users really want and love. Would you like to create a product that people actually love because it's a perfect fit for them? Would you like to avoid common problems and issues while doing so during the development process - problems that cause friction such as dealing with stakeholders, managers, and other employees? Would you like to apply more critical thinking to everyday problems?

Then come to this session, where you'll learn some hardcore examples of how to critically think about developing software solutions and product design, as well as critical thinking in daily life. Learn how to choose a programming language or technology and not let tech religion get in the way. Find out how to gather requirements while avoiding logical fallacies. See how to design products and feature sets with reduced bias so that ALL your customers think "That was made just for me! I love it!" Come to this session to improve your thinking, improve your products, and improve your everything!

Rachel Appel

Rachel currently works for JetBrains as a Developer Advocate. She has been in the business of creating software for over 25 years, as an author, mentor, and speaker at top industry conferences such as Techorama, //build, Øredev, NDC and SDD. During her career, she has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps, to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies.

Rachel’s expertise is in web development on the Microsoft stack, specifically Azure Functions, ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, SignalR, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and TypeScript. Her hobbies include science, AI, reading, languages, and travel.


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