Session: When Can We Ship?? A Fun Exercise in Estimating Software Tasks
Do you have trouble giving estimates for how long your software projects will take? Are you frustrated by people in your organization setting unreasonable timelines for delivering projects? This exercise (audience participation encouraged) will help demonstrate why estimation is hard, how you can get better at it, and how you can manage expectations related to deadlines.
Bio: Alicia Chen
Alicia is a co-founder at CoProcure, a marketplace for local government purchasing ("amplifying the impact of taxpayer dollars"). She got into computer programming in college and has worked on everything from low-level networking and drivers to desktop infrastructure to web and data products. She was an early engineer at Dropbox, where her projects included diversity and the intern program. At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, she worked on economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, and education. She loves to talk about social justice and technology, hiring a diverse team, knitting and crafts, kids, and bad fantasy literature.