Matthew Kleiman


Software Delivery (A) 2020
Software Delivery (A)
Friday 10.30 - 11.15

Session type: Lecture

TDD: What Was I Thinking?

This isn’t the standard test-driven development tutorial you’ll find online. To be sure, I’ll show you what TDD looks like and the steps of how to do it. But in this talk, you’re going on a journey through the mind of a person who does TDD all day long, every single day. We will explore the deeper hows and whys involved when one decides to rethink the fundamental order of how to write code. Matt will share how the discipline of TDD saved his career. And you’ll walk away with a better understanding of how to approach your next test.


Matt Kleiman is passionate about transforming the way the world builds software. Matt struggled with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and other learning disabilities during his first 8 years in the tech industry. His first two years as a developer at Pivotal Labs NY provided him with such relief from his struggles that he was able to grow in ways he never even imagined. Today Matt is not only a software engineer and consultant, but he is also a manager at Pivotal Labs’ DC office, where he helps others craft their own career journeys.

Matt loves traveling. He flew over 100,000 miles in 7 different countries in 2018. He and his wife are always looking for cheap flight deals they can turn into great vacations. This year he has put great care into the growth of his moustache, and he fondly refers to his travels as #MustacheOnTheMove. Ask him about the time he flew to Beijing and back in one weekend!


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