Steve Grunwell

Open-source contributor, speaker, and coffee snob

The Ledyard Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Code Review @ Beer City Code 2019

Two years ago, I was fortunate enough to speak at Beer City Code for the first time. I’m pleased to announce that this summer I’ll be returning to one of the best cities for craft beer in the country, Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Beer City Code 2019!

This year, I’ll be giving one of my favorite, most-actionable talks: Code Review: For Me & You.

On the surface, the idea of code review is a no-brainer: why wouldn’t we want a second set of eyes on our code, especially before deploying to production?

As we peel back the layers, however, we find that the topic of code review is much more nuanced. How detailed should the review be? Who is qualified to perform the review (hint: it’s not just senior developers)? Can we afford to take another developer away from their project to review this one? What steps can we take to ensure reviews are constructive, rather than demoralizing?

Attendees will gain deeper insight into some of the arguments for and against systemic, peer code review, as well as pick up some useful tools to make code review a natural part of their teams’ workflow.

I’m thrilled to be returning to Grand Rapids, one of my favorite cities. If you’ve never visited, Beer City Code’s a great excuse to make the trip. June is one of the best times of year to be in Michigan, and Grand Rapids is less than an hour from the beautiful Lake Michigan. See you in June!

Event details

Beer City Code 2019
Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center 3201 Burton St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 May 31 – June 1, 2019

Be excellent to each other.