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Nadia Odunayo

The Guest: A Guide to Code Hospitality


You were living alone in the town of Ruby-on-Rails until you decided to open up your spare room to guests. Now your first visitor has booked in. Her arrival is imminent. How do you prepare? How can you make sure she has a great visit? Let’s explore the art of code hospitality — working on codebases in a way that respects your teammates and provides for their needs. By working hospitably, we can facilitate team productivity and help new members quickly feel at home.


Nadia co-founded Ignition Works in order to find fun and sustainable ways to build worthwhile software products. She has taught good engineering practices through pair programming at Pivotal Labs and on their Cloud Foundry team. She originally learnt to code at Makers Academy and she runs the Ruby Book Club podcast in her spare time.