PHPDorset July 1st 2019 - Dave Hulbert - Debugging our biases and intuition...

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Barclays Eagle Labs, County Gates House

Poole Road

Poole

BH12 1AZ

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We're excited to announce we'll have our own Dave Hulbert (@dave1010) with us for July. Debugging our biases and intuition in software development on Monday, July 1st at 6:30pm.

We program algorithms with shortcuts known as heuristics. These allow us to get a good enough answer to a problem with less CPU and memory usage. Brains attempt to take shortcuts too, using intuition and biases to figure things out with less thinking or knowledge. Heuristics are valuable but they're not perfect. We can evaluate best and worst cases for code but how do we do the same with our own decision making process?

In this talk, we'll go through the ups and downs of heuristics and biases that exist in a developer's world. We'll look at ways to reduce any resulting fallacies, whilst still taking advantage of the performance improvement.


Register for free pizza, soft drinks, beers, coffee and a chat with your local development community.


As ever we'll have some spots open for any lightning talks, discussions or general grievances anyone might want to speak about! Just get in touch with any of our organisers (@PHPDorset, phpdorset@gmail.com). PHPDorset is a great way for first time speakers to get an idea of if they would enjoy speaking to groups.

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Barclays Eagle Labs, County Gates House

Poole Road

Poole

BH12 1AZ

United Kingdom

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