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Kathleen Dollard

Kathleen Dollard

Kathleen Dollard loves to code and loves to talk about code. Along the way she’s an architect, a “manager”, a teacher, a writer, a speaker, and hopefully still a fun person! She’s written tons of articles, a book, and spoken around the world. She’s the Director of Engineering for ROI Code, previously Real and has videos in both the Pluralsight and WintellectNow libraries.


Friday 4:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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Keynote: Dream Teams Start with You...and You, and You

You develop software as part of a team – some combination of other developers, managers, end-users, business stakeholders and QA. This team starts with you, the individual. You are the first step to team effectiveness and this keynote starts with a humorous look at the habits and external factors that threaten individual effectiveness. Switching gears, there’s no guarantee that great individual contributors will make a great team and in almost all cases what matters is team productivity. Scientists study this, Google explores the question, and new techniques like mob programming explicitly tackle it. Use their experience to discover ways to make your team more effective and your job more enjoyable.

Saturday 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Services & Data Track Atlantica B

C# 6 and C# 7

Today, C# 6 helps you write clean concise code. Tomorrow, C# 7 will be the first version of C# developed entirely in the open. See how C# 6 auto-property initializers and getter only auto-properties make code better by offering true immutability. See static members and exception filters give you more control index initializers and expression bodied members simplify your code. Watch await in catch/finally, null-conditional operators, the nameOf operator and string interpolation make code more robust. Then the talk turns to the future and C# 7 where you’ll see which features are in the latest cut of the monthly design meetings.