Monday, October 25, 2010

Software Craftsmanship North America

Hands-down, the best conference I have been to so far.  It was a two day event that focused on "Software Craftsmanship" - the idea that writing software is somewhere between "art" and "science", and should pay attention to what both of those disciplines have to say.

If you read nothing else, be sure to check out the quotes from the panel discussion in part 2 of day 2.

I'm going to post this in several parts, so this post will serve as a guide to what I write about it.

Day 1 - part 1: Kickoff, and a mixed bag
Bob Martin, Doug Bradbury and Michael Norton.

Day 1 - part 2: Lunch and some great afternoon sessions
Lightning talks, Apprenticeship Panel, Randori with the Stars and Ken Auer

Day 2 - part 1: A slow start, then momentum
Chad Fowler, Keavy McMinn, Lightning talks and Enrique Comba Riepenhausen

Day 2 - part 2: The best part of the conference
Michael Feathers, Panel discussion and Corey Haines wrap-up.

Thanks to Enrique Comba Riepenhausen for the photo.