[Pdx-pm] Simple Questions Should Have Simple Answers + pdx.pm governance - June Meeting next week

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Thu Jun 6 12:19:45 PDT 2013

  Thursday, June 13th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek -- 1731 SE 10th Ave.

speaker: Michael Schwern

If a developer ever says “it’s really simple”, run and do not look back.
Developers often throw around terms like “easy” and “obvious” but what 
do they tell them about what to do to make something “easier” and “more 
obvious”? What does it tell them about whether somebody else will find 
something “easy” and “obvious”? Not a lot.

Giving simple questions simple answers tells how to take action to make 
things easier and more obvious to the casual user. Embracing the task of 
providng simple answers rejects the fallacy that complex implementations 
mean complex answers. It creates a new relationship of respect between 
the user and the developer; a good user can ask a simple question 
illuminating what people want to do, and a good developer fulfills the 
user’s desire for a simple answer.

* What does it mean to be simple?
* How do you find it?
* What are its benefits?
* What happens when you don’t seek simplicity?

+pdx.pm governance

Before the presentation, we will have a short discussion about the 
future of the monthly group meetings as Eric Wilhelm is no longer able 
to be the sole organizer.

-> https://github.com/PortlandPerlMongers/

As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab 
Brew Pub.

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