Sparkboxer Catherine will share her knowledge on Github pull requests and design systems at CodeStock on April 12–13 in Knoxville, Tennessee. CodeStock is a two-day conference where professionals gather to share expertise on technology and information exchange. This year’s event will feature more than 90 sessions from speakers who use their 60-minute windows to “educate, inspire, and connect” (CodeStock’s motto). Catherine will be leading two of these sessions on the topics below.
GitHub Pull Requests for Everyone
In her “GitHub Pull Requests for Everyone” session, Catherine will speak on how to effectively review pull requests as a team. In an ideal world, reviewers would be able to sit down with another developer and walk through the process. But if the other developer works at another site or lives in another time zone, how can reviewers communicate efficiently with the developer and any other project managers or designers who need to look at the work? Catherine’s session will cover the following tips and technologies for making the pull request process smoother:
- Writing clear issues/stories to build a good foundation
- Using tools for remotely reviewing work with coworkers
- Keeping design reviews from becoming blockers
- Adding testing instructions to your pull request description
- Leaving positive feedback so no one leaves grumpy
Keeping Subscribers Engaged in Your Design System
Catherine’s “Keeping Subscribers Engaged in Your Design System” session will cover issues such as how to identify and solve subscriber pressure points, how to secure funding for design teams, and how to use iterations to minimize guesswork.
If you often collaborate with remote coworkers or if you struggle to engage subscribers in your design system, come learn from Catherine’s experience.