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Balancing Technical Debt and Clean Code and Open Data Talks

Wed 28th Jan, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Barnes Lecture Theatre (Map)

Synopsis

Balancing Technical Debt and Clean Code

Balancing technical debt and getting things done is one of the hardest problems we have. When should we write beautiful, elegant, clean code and when should we just hammer away blindly at the keyboard until it's done? This talk goes in to why this balance is so difficult and covers everything from estimations to refactoring and testing, with a focus on real world web apps.

Open Data

By opening up data, governments increase transparency and create the opportunity for others to leverage it to solve problems through new applications and services. Tom and Jon will talk about how the south coast is getting behind and engaging with open data, and the work they've been doing to enable anyone to access it.

About the speakers

Dave, Tom and Jon work with data every day at Base in Westbourne, a product innovation and service design consultancy with a focus on socially useful innovation.

Tom Quay (@tomatbase) is Founder and Director at Base. Dave Hulbert (@dave1010) is responsible for technical strategy and quality. Jonathan Ginn (@jonginn) is a Front-End Web Developer and spends much of his time delivering many of the CSR projects at Base; including @redevelopconf and @odlbmth, as well as his own @hackbmth.

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Like all our events this event is free.

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