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RailsConf Presentation: 'Junior' Developers are a Solution to Many of your Problems

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Questions that came up from the talk #


Misc Resources #

There are lots of ways teams can better utilize the resources of their ECSDs.

Q&A on March 14th, at 4:40p.

Slides #

Available on Dropbox

RailsConf CFP Draft Notes #

Here’s the abstract for this talk: RailsConf CFP Draft Notes

Useful Resources #

I’ll be relying upon scientific and non-scientific literature like:

Other Talks I’ve given #

👉 Boulder Ruby: Move Slow and Improve Things: Performance Improvement in a Rails App 👉 Greater Than Code ep 220: Safety Science and Failure As An Opportunity For Growth

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