Happy new year, everyone, and for our first event of 2022, we're welcoming back Christopher Miller for another talk on clean, concise, and collaborative code.
We will also have some prizes to raffle during the event.
Christopher remembers getting his first levels introduction to computing in 1985, at around age three. His dad came home from work one day with a box – it contained a soldering iron, a book and some bits. They sat at a table together and built a computer. It was a ZX Spectrum 48k. He vividly remembers the feelings of excitement and joy, as he watched this piece of technology come together, followed by fascination, as it was plugged into the television for the first time and came to life – the sheer ecstasy of watching some blocky graphics move on a screen in eight different colours, the sense of anticipation as the tape loaded a game for him and his dad to play.
That day changed Christopher’s life for good. He started to learn the concept of typing things to make other things happen on screen and found a love for making computers do what he wanted to do. He learned this was called programming and he liked it. He wrote games that were published in Spectrum magazines and knew he was destined to one day work with computers and create software.
Today, Christopher is a Software Engineering Coach for The School Of Code, teaching people how to code from nothing to full stack developer in 16 weeks. He is often found preparing his next talk, learning about the next new technology, or mentoring newcomers to the technology scene.
Christopher takes great pride in being able to produce highly efficient code, logical debugging, seeing the bigger picture when looking at a feature request from a client, and suggesting changes that would improve process efficiency for Customers. Customers often comment on Christophers ability to turn tech jargon into easy to understand concepts, helping them to understand the problem, and the solution, often helping them to see the future possibilities of their applications.
We look at why every time code is written we should ask ourselves 7 questions about our code that help us to put our thinking into the head of someone else reading our code in the future - or even ourselves! By asking these questions of ourselves, we can make sure we have Clean, Concise Collaborative Code - or code that someone else can work with.
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Lexis Nexis
- Oliver Davies Ltd
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