Have you ever thought about how much of software engineering involves explaining things? We stick comments in our program to explain why we added X to Y, we type up README files to explain the program, we write proposals to explain why the program should be funded and we spend the afternoon explaining the whole thing to the new guy so that we can move on to something new. A decent explanation can be the difference between success and obscurity: Would there be a RubyNation if there had been no 15 minutes build-a-blog screencast for Rails?
In this talk Russ Olsen will run through the things that you can do to craft explanations that are clear, engaging and perhaps even a bit funny. Russ will do his best to be clear, engaging and perhaps a bit funny.
Software engineer at Relevance Inc. Writer, Author of Eloquent Ruby and Design Patterns in Ruby. I teach and speak a bit too. bio from Twitter
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