Mind Your Metaphors

A session at Frozen Rails 2012

Thursday 20th September, 2012

11:00am to 11:30am (HMT)

Software development as engineering. Real world situations as objects. Development periods as sprints.

Metaphors are a powerful tool, and generally a positive one, allowing us to disregard some complexity in favour of focusing on the current situation. However, this reduction of complexity can blind us to other ways to discuss or approach a problem. Choosing the wrong metaphor can be dangerous; choosing a simplistic metaphor can be limiting.

This talk will encourage thinking about the metaphors behind the concepts we use, and what other metaphors could be considered in their place. Being aware of metaphors, consciously choosing which we use, and re-evaluating regularly will improve both our code and our discipline.

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Amanda Wagener

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Frozen Rails 2012

Finland Finland, Helsinki

20th21st September 2012

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Time 11:00am11:30am HMT

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