Agreeing on anything in a large group has always been tricky. It requires quite a bit of patience, thick skin and persistence in staying focused on the subject.
If you are working at a startup you are likely writing code from scratch, failing fast and breaking things, all while enjoying the ride. However, that is not always the case at other companies where you could be working with code that is older than you or your colleagues -- you can still enjoy the ride though.
In this talk, Sally will share her views on working on an older codebase. She will share her experience watching the codebase evolve from incorporating acquired startups to consolidating code branches. She will share pain points that she found to be repeated after joining a younger company.