Code is a communication mechanism. It provides a way for you, the programmer, to tell a machine what to do. It also provides a way for you to tell an engaging and inspiring story to programmers who will read your code in the future. The story of your code is a tale of your intentions, ideally told in a way that others will understand, enjoy reading, and feel empowered to expand upon. How can you reach that ideal?
In this presentation, we reflect on who we are, our passions and preferences, and how that influences the code we write. We explore the impact our style may have on others reading our code’s story. And we learn how to improve our storytelling so that everyone will love to read the story of our code.