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Jessica Rudder

The Good Bad Bug: Fail Your Way to Better Code


Programming history is filled with bugs that turned out to be features and limitations that pushed developers to make even more interesting products. We’ll journey through code that was so ‘bad’ it was actually good. Along the way we'll look at the important role failure plays in learning. Then we’ll tame our inner perfectionists and tackle an approach to writing code that will help us fail spectacularly on our way to coding success.


Jessica is an engineer at GitHub with a passion for clean code and the Kansas City Royals. She once ran 70 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains "just for fun". When she's not writing code, she can be found running aimlessly through city streets training for her next ultra or creating code-related videos on YouTube for CompChomp. She is an avid squirrel photographer and loves the color green.