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Thursday, June 20 • 1:30pm - 1:55pm
OPEN TALK: Trying to Understand Someone Else’s Code Is a Drag. An Approach to Radically Improve the Process

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Research indicates that developers working on large codebases spend as much as 75% of their time understanding existing code, instead of solving real problems. That is both a hit on productivity as well as a source of dissatisfaction on the job. Lack of institutional knowledge about the company’s codebase is a main contributor to this situation, in which 80% of developers report that they do not use existing company documentation in their work. In this presentation you will learn how to address this knowledge gap, and improve productivity and job satisfaction for developers.

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Dave Hersh

Head of Product, CodeStream
Dave is Head of Product and a co-founder of CodeStream, a service that helps development teams discuss, review, and understand code. Prior to CodeStream, Dave was a co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Glip, a team collaboration platform acquired by RingCentral in 2015, and Multiply.com... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm EDT
Expo Stage