Conference do’s and don’ts

Filed under: Public speaking, — Tags: Arranging conferences, Conference, Conference tips, public speaking — Thomas Sundberg — 2015-09-15

I have done some conference presentations the last few years. It is interesting to compare conferences in retrospective. It is possible to notice some common mistakes as well as some really good things. It is, unfortunately, often easier to criticize instead of attributing good things.

Most conferences I attend have very engaged organizers. They don't just do a job; they are passionate about it at the same time. It is great to be able to contribute in such environments!

Then there are some who just does a job and it is obvious that there is a difference.

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Tell, don’t ask

Filed under: Programming, Public speaking, — Tags: Abstractions, Clean code, Lack of abstractions, Law of Demeter, LoD — Thomas Sundberg — 2015-07-17

Objects that expose wrong information are complicated to work with. They force you to dig for the information you really need. It is easy to create a model where the users are expected to know a lot about the domain and therefore force them to dig deep into an object structure to get the information they currently need. This can be avoided if you strive for telling objects what to do and only ask them occasionally.

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