[Baypiggies] ACCU tonight 'Code Simplicity: The Science of Software Development' Max Kanat-Alexander

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 20:22:00 CEST 2011

Did anyone go to this?  Does anyone have any comments?


On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 9:03 AM, Walter Vannini <walterv at gbbservices.com>wrote:

> When:      Wednesday, August 10, 2011
> Topic:     Code Simplicity: The Science of Software Development
> Speaker:   Max Kanat-Alexander
> Time:      6:30pm doors open
>        7:00pm meeting begins
> Where:     Symantec
>        VCAFE building
>        350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
>         Mountain View, CA 94043
> Map:       <http://tinyurl.com/334rv5>
> Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard between
> Symantec buildings <http://tinyurl.com/2dccgc>
> Cost:      Free
> More Info: <http://www.accu-usa.org>
> The topic of this meeting will be "the fundamental laws of software
> development", as described in Max's upcoming book "Code Simplicity". The
> book took many years to compile, and is currently planned to be published by
> O'Reilly Media in Q4 of 2011. This talk starts off with a discussion of the
> broad, general rules currently known in the field of software design, to
> give us a good base. Then we'll discuss the newly-discovered Laws of
> Software Design and how they can be used in practical software development,
> showing also how they underlie many of the currently-known best practices.
> The hope of "Code Simplicity" is to change the world of software
> development, to take it from its current rudimentary, unsure state and
> elevate it to a level where we all as software engineers have a common base
> of ideas which we can use to understand, discuss, and handle complexity,
> design, implementation, maintenance, change, and all of the other broad
> aspects attendant to our software engineering lives.
> Max Kanat-Alexander is the author of the forthcoming book "Code Simplicity:
> The Science of Software Development" to be published by O'Reilly in Q4 of
> 2011. He is also the Chief Architect of the Bugzilla Project, the author of
> fedorafaq.org, and a Software Engineer at YouTube.
> Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.
> ---------
> The ACCU meets monthly. Meetings are always open to the public and are free
> of charge. To suggest topics and speakers please email Walter Vannini via
> walterv at gbbservices.com
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