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20NTC Session Proposal
IT

Escaping Technical Debt

Description

Wiki-legend Ward Cunningham once famously wrote:

“Shipping first time code is like going into debt. A little debt speeds development so long as it is paid back promptly with a rewrite. The danger occurs when the debt is not repaid. Every minute spent on not-quite-right code counts as interest on that debt.”

As tech has advanced, so has our reliance on legacy code and, at times, legacy shortcuts. This debt can hinder site performance and campaign functionality, and be a major hurdle in transitioning from one fundraising platform to the next.

This session will explore how to identify technical debt, architect a plan to prioritize approaches, and refactor to pay down technical debt.


Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to identify and eliminate technical debt, and how to create efficiency
  • Understand how to identy technical debt in websites, donation forms, and platform integrations
  • Learn the steps to reduce technical debt

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Details

Room

354

Day

Wednesday
April 11, 2018

Time

10:30am – 12:00pm

Hashtag

NTCNoMoTechDebt

CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.5

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