Meetup at Starring Jane

Power of the soft skills

Every day developers ask themselves what they can do to improve their technical expertise. Which comes to no surprise seeing the nature of this industry. However it is important to focus some of your time on training and learning to use your soft skills. This will help you be a better developer. Skills like communication, collaboration and problem solving skills will give you an edge when trying to get into a certain company or when trying to obtain that contract you always wanted. During this talk you will be shown some of the most vital skills needed for developers to reach that goal. Besides the overview we will also dive into methods by which you can actively work on improving said skills.

By Kenneth Schabrechts, Freelance consultant

How to survive the endless fun that is a legacy codebase

So you inherited a legacy code base, how bad can it be? After actually taking a look at the code you realise that it is actually kinda bad, very bad. Well no turning back now, let’s make the best of this. You have a battle plan sorted out, but how will you actually keep going? This and more general tips will be answered. Cause you might not be working on a legacy project at the moment, but maybe tomorrow you will!

By Frederick Vanbrabant