Delivering features: 10 Reasons why you should write that test! ⚙️ 👾

by Ahnaf Prio | at Minnebar 16 | 2:50 – 3:35 in Theater | View Schedule

Let's be honest, most of us would not write tests if we did not have to. Does anyone truly enjoy writing them? You know what? I'll just admit it: I HATE IT! However, in my little career working for a fortune 500 company and an emerging startup: I have to admit tests have made my life so much easier! I find myself being able to rewrite the entire codebase (with a different design pattern, framework or program language) and knowing that my tests are there to validate my work I can soundly sleep at night merging and deploying that horrific PR into the master branch knowing nothing is broken.

In summary, this is going to be a talk from a developer who hates tests advocating for writing them. Pretty contradictory and hypocritical? Yeah I know.. that's why its not going to be boring .. DUH! 😜

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Ahnaf Prio

Ahnaf consults fortune 500 companies in his home state of Minnesota on software architecture and digital transformation. He also co-founded and served as the CTO for an emerging startup award winning restaurant tech startup called "Tavolo" that revolutionize the dining experience for their 200+ restaurant partners around the US.

Khondoker Yasin "Ahnaf" Prio, originally from Dhaka, attended high school at Willes Little Flower School and College in Bangladesh. He was the recipient of the Daily Star Award and Edexcel high achievers award given in recognition for academic excellence. He then pursued a degree in computer science at the University of Minnesota Morrisas an international student. As an active student leader Ahnaf served on the board of Muslim Students Association, International Students Association, Campus Activities Council, and KUMM Radio while also interning as an engineering analyst at the Office of Sustainability, and as a marketing technologist with the Office of Admissions. He was the 2019 recipient of the Bill and Ida Stewart Award for Ethnic Diversity, and the UMN Morris Sustainability Champion award.