(or how I learned to ask “is the cool thing the right thing”)
Platform and technology agnostic where possible, and drawing on strong examples from Open Source projects, the presentation aims to show how we’ve moved from asking “Are we doing the right thing, or the newest/coolest thing?”.
Designed to kick-start conversations rather than consensus; I choose 10 slides from a deck of about 50, tailored to the conference and audience, that contains such topics as:
- Drink Often. Swear more. Code Less.
- The Kobayashi Maru
- Responsive Design is Irresponsible
- Why Free is too Expensive
- Browse Crappy
- Why you have to be High to use HTML5?
- Justified: Why you’re the client from Hell
- Agile is Awesome. Chaos is contagious
- Basic != Standard
- Rejoice in Release Plans
- IE6. Give thanks and praise.
- Development Platforms, Processes and Purgatory
- Open Source in the Enterprise is like a Mail Order Bride.
- Good developers don’t automatically make good Jedi Knights.
- You weight 300lbs. You are not a ninja.
- Exit stage left: How we failed the world with CSS3
- Upgrades of Mass Destruction
- Lies, damned lies, and Open Source Statistics
- 80/20 isn’t enough
- “Fail Fast” is fucked up
- South Park Gnomes were geniuses
- Stop whoring for data
- Cross Pollination only works with plants
- On the Money(ball)
- Number are all relative