Presentation: "Software Craftsmanship, Beyond The Hype"
Time: Wednesday 16:30 - 17:30
Location: St. James's Suite
Software Craftsmanship is prevalent throughout the various software development communities and industries. However, opinions about and definitions of the term abound, both positive and negative, resulting in a confusing cacophony of voices to those trying to understand it. With such an explosive growth, it is sometimes hard to see through the hype.
Over the past year, I've traveled far and wide, discussing software craftsmanship with a diverse range of of people, hearing different thoughts on what it all means. While there are varying ideas on 'software craftsmanship', there is one recurring fundamental theme that stands out: helping developers improve their skills as individuals and as members of their community.
In this talk, I'll cut through the hype and present an approach to the 'craftsmanship' analogy that can help guide us through our life journey in software development. More than just arm-waving, I will outline some of the concrete activities that some members of the Software Craftsmanship Movement are taking to help 'raise the bar,' both individually and as businesses.
Target Audience:Software developers who have heard the talk and are looking for how to walk the walk.