Aug 14, 2023
Damian Brady is a Developer Advocate Manager at GitHub. He's a developer, speaker, and author specializing in DevOps, MLOps, developer process, and software architecture. Formerly a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft for four years, and before that, a dev at Octopus Deploy and a Microsoft MVP, he has a 25-year background in software development and consulting in a broad range of industries. In Australia, he co-organized the Brisbane .Net User Group and launched the annual DDD Brisbane conference.
Topics of Discussion:
[2:12] How did Damian get into the field?
[5:50] What is GitHub Copilot, and what are some of the most impressive and time-saving features?
[8:38] What is the model that GitHub Copilot uses?
[10:32] How have they decided what code is appropriate for this model?
[12:13] Damian talks about both the prompt engineering and the server side.
[17:30] How do you know if your code is good code?
[19:50] Damian shares some cool prompts he has seen in Copilot Chat.
[26:10] Github Copilot Voice is an experimental tool, useful for people who find it hard to type or who can’t type.
[32:48] The aim of Copilot is to basically increase your productivity, but increase your happiness as a developer as well.
[34:40] Will this eventually take the job of all developers?
[38:14] Whether it’s GitHub Copilot or a competitive tool that does AI programming, it’s just going to be the way that you do software engineering.
[43:07] The difference between junior and senior developers.
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