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[Keynote] Ten Commandments of Navigating Code Reviews with Angie Jones

About This Keynote

Receiving feedback on your work, especially from various sources with different personalities, can be difficult to consume. In this keynote, Angie Jones provides ten guidelines that she personally follows to ensure smooth, drama-free code reviews. These guidelines are useful for developers, automation engineers, or anyone else who needs to navigate the code review process.

Talk Recording

🌈 After Angie presents, please leave any thoughts and comments about her keynote below!

Please note that Angie will not be participating in a panel at CodeLand and thus will not be able to answer your questions live.

About Angie

Angie Jones is the Global V.P. of Developer Relations at Block, an IBM Master Inventor as well as an award-winning teacher and a supportive figure for early-career software developers.

This keynote will be presented as part of CodeLand 2022 on June 17. After the talk is streamed as part of the conference, it will be added to this post as a recorded video.

Latest comments (28)

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Valeria Cerpa Salas

Amazing lecture, thanks for sharing all this resources and insights.

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Valeria Cerpa Salas

Really great tips, I enjoy the presentation.

geoffkatstech profile image

I like when she talks about the first comment. It's like she's talking about me

latindev profile image

Angie Jone's talk reinforced the importance of having the right mind set in code reviews. Even for beginner coders who might share their code snippets for help is a form of code review. I love her format and her examples.

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Amanda McMullin

Incredibly insightful talk. There were so many helpful tips that I want to implement!

anyanka profile image

Great talk! I love the idea of "You are not married to your code" and will keep it in mind.

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Rafael B. Pires

Angie I loved your talk, really! I love people who has an ability to unravel complex things into little bits of understandable chunks.. it was so straight to the point, funny, and practical! Thank you so much

fizzybuzzybeezy profile image

Angie, great talk! Your ideas of the separating oneself from the product when taking critiques, reminds me of a point I heard that, in school, artists have their project reviewed critically and engineers simply get graded on whether it accomplished the goal or not. What is your take on this? Do you have a background (or have examples of someone) in art or music or any other where your work was reviewed for qualitative value that prepared for code reviews? Can coding in public help hobbyist or students hone these skills? Thank you!

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Emmanuella Sule

Wow this was a really amazing session with Angie Jones. I learnt a lot, Especially commandment number 6. I have always been afraid about reviewing other people code because I feel I'm not good enough to contribute, well I know it's more than that and there's so much to gain from reviewing others code

Please where can I get all "the 10 commandments of navigating code review " listed out? I want to keep it handy. Thanks

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TJ Phan

It's always great to be reminded on how to give feedback and practice empathy. So appreciating this talk on code review, thank you Angie!

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Michael Burkhardt

That was a fantastic talk! Letting go of the code when it's submitted as well as learning to support people both senior and junior to you are so key. Thank you!

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D'yara Williams

Great session, my favorite commandment was:

  • Thou shall consider all feedback.
  • Thou shall treat submitter how thou wants to be treated
  • Thou shall not be intimidated by the number of comments

Thank you, Angie

levisharpe profile image

I love how Angie not only put data in this talk but has also outlined solid examples of what she's talking about with corresponding visuals. This talk is 🔥

anthony profile image

These are great tips! Going to send this video to my roommate, we were talking about how he could be less blunt with his code reviews of the junior developers on his team and this was spot on to our conversation.

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Amazing talk, Angie, and great advice.