The Not So Rational Programmer / Agile software development at Pivotal

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:00 - 22:00 JST


東京都渋谷区神泉町8-16 渋谷ファーストプレイス8F


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19:00 〜 19:30 Doors open

Grab a drink and catch up with your fellow Rubyists.

19:30 〜 20:15 The Not So Rational Programmer Laura Eck

Cognitive biases are heuristics that the brain uses to process information and quickly come up with decisions. They are generally pretty useful, but they aren’t perfect processes and can often lead to suboptimal decisions or behaviors.

This talk will help you to recognize their patterns in your thinking and behavior and (since we unfortunately can’t quite de-bug our own brains yet) to monkey-patch them - in order to become a more efficient, more cooperative and ultimately more successful developer.


Laura is a web developer living in Tokyo and working for Berlin. One of her favorite pastimes is learning something new, be it a technology, a language or anything else. When she’s not busy coding, you can usually find her reading things, making things, climbing on or jumping over things, or trying out another martial art.

20:30 〜 21:00 Agile software development at Pivotal Labs Eno Compton & Yuki Nishijima

Pivotal Labs is an agile software development consulting firm. We have been using and improving agile development methodologies since the very beginning. The particular flavor of agile process Pivotal favors is called Extreme Programming, or XP. It combines Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, short iterations, and Pair Programming to radically improve software quality and flexibility while reducing cost and time to market.


Eno Compton

Eno works as a software engineer at Pivotal Labs in Tokyo, where he strives to write solid, compassionate code. His favorite language is Clojure and in his past life he studied classical Chinese. He would love to know more about Haskell and where a good Vietnamese restaurant is.

Yuki Nishijima

Yuki was raised in Tokyo and used to work for Pivotal Labs New York for the last 2 years. He moved back to Tokyo in August 2015 and now works for Pivotal Labs Tokyo as one of the founding members. He is a maintainer of the kaminari gem, the creator of the did_you_mean gem, and a frequent contributor to many open source projects including Rails.

20:45 〜 22:00 Open Networking

Discuss the presentations or anything else Ruby related with the other attendees.

Warning about the Venue

  • From 7pm, the front doors will no longer open automatically from the outside. Wait for someone to come out, and then you can go in.
  • From 9pm, the front door will be locked, so please make sure you arrive before then.

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