7 Habits of Highly Effective Developers

Action Track

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

We have all come across those great developers in our careers. They seem to fall into the right answer and make it look so easy to deliver great quality software so quickly. The true is though it is not an innate ability but the application of many deliberate practices. Practices that help to avoid distraction, staying blocked to long, break down problems, and many others. In many years of developing software in teams I have realized that we can learn new practices from just about everyone. In this talk we will look at the 7 most important practices I have found and adopted. This talk with have a technical tilt and some code, but will have value for anyone working with developers.

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Presented By

Devlin Liles

Devlin Liles is a Vice President of Consulting at Improving Enterprises Houston and a passionate technologist. Devlin prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion in development is data and its interactions. These passions gained him the recognition of Microsoft as an MVP for the past 5 years.

Since 2007 he has been presenting and teaching classes on software development practices and tools to audiences around the nation. He is a regular national presenter at user groups, conferences, and community events. He has been involved in many conferences and events (Dallas TechFest, Houston TechFest, Houston CodeCamp, Houston GiveCamp, AgileDotNet) as a coordinator; planner; or just a helping hand.

Devlin is the co-author of a couple of books about Entity Framework and the expert approach to it.

He is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.