About the Presentation
Dana will be discussing "Developer Fallacies", a tech stack, language, and experience agnostic subject that results in bugs in the worst locations possible, the edge cases. This talk will encourage developers to think critically, and question base assumptions about some everyday (and some not so everyday) topics. We will discuss the problems around date and time processing, parsing email addresses, basic networking concepts, and why developers are so annoyed at the Australian Government, no joke. It will make you laugh, think, and hopefully be concerned that they should revisit their own assumptions to challenge themselves to design and write better code in the future.
Meet our Speaker, Dana Huyler
Dana Huyler, Software Architect (acting) at athenahealth, joined the company in 2017 as a Principal Member of Technical Staff. Dana joined AWT as a member in 2018 and has been a guest speaker and valued mentor for several AWT events.
Dana started programming in 3rd grade on an old Sinclair Z80 using basic. He then moved to Logo and Turbo Pascal, and on and on. His love of computers, logic and programming lead him to the University of Missouri, Columbia to obtain one of the earliest Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering dual degrees.
He started his career as an ice cream vendor, and then in college, worked at the computer lab, and his professional career has spent time in financial, banking, internet security, healthcare, game development, and global manufacturing industries. He has developed software for IoT devices, mobile phones, graphical rendering systems, open source software, linux kernels, support for the Patriot and CARES act, and won an industry award for a silly little web game.