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Michael Dowden Speaking at NDC Sydney
Andromeda Galactic founder and CEO Michael Dowden speaking at NDC Sydney

Andromeda Galactic founder and CEO Michael Dowden will be speaking at NDC Sydney on November 5th at 13:30 AEST, or on November 4th, 10:30 pm EDT. Michael Dowden's talk, From Horror Story to Fairy Tale: Writing code people want to read, will discuss the importance of empathy when writing code, and the impact this can have on inclusivity. Attendees will look at concrete examples of poor naming, obfuscated logic, and other anti-patterns. Finally, they’ll cover specific tips for writing fairy tale code that future developers will want to read.

Michael is the CEO of Andromeda, Product Architect for FlexePark, an International Keynote Speaker, and Google Developer Expert in Firebase, and a Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies. For more than 25 years he has been writing code and geeking out over technology. He is passionate about keeping things simple and focusing on what provides real value to the end user. Michael enjoys speaking at conferences and user groups, and mentoring other developers and entrepreneurs. He is the author of Programming Languages ABC++, Approachable Accessibility, and Architecting CSS.

This is the 6th NDC Sydney, and it will be hosted online. NDC Sydney is a five-day event with the same format as its European sisters NDC Oslo and NDC London. The conference will feature five tracks covering topics such as C++, Design, JavaScript, Microsoft, UX, and more.

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