Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 11:25am to 11:55am

How NOT to Use GitHub Copilot: The Time Traveler's Playbook for Coding with AI

"Does GitHub Copilot stunt learning, and why doesn't it always produce relevant suggestions?" These concerns echo the anxiety surrounding using AI to code, often rooted in the steep learning curve associated with adopting new technology. What if you were told that you might be using GitHub Copilot wrong? Through 2000s nostalgia and interactive storytelling, Rizel will provide attendees with a practical framework for effectively using GitHub Copilot, so you can write code that elevates your career and learn new programming languages. Audience members will leave with strategies for using AI pair programming tools as mentors rather than crutches.

Rizel Scarlett

Rizel Scarlett is a Staff Developer Advocate at TBD, Block's newest business unit. With a diverse background spanning GitHub, startups, and non-profit organizations, Rizel has cultivated a passion for utilizing emerging technologies to champion equity within the tech industry. She moonlights as an Advisor at G{Code} House, an organization aimed at teaching women of color and non-binary people of color to code. Rizel believes in leveraging vulnerability, honesty, and kindness as means to educate early-career developers.