Friday 13th September, 2013
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Is the only measure of your worth as a developer what you do — the practices or processes you use? Or does it also matter why you do things that way — the reasoning and the evidence behind your decisions?
Our profession has been described as fashion-driven, as a "pop culture" where all that matters about something — whether Agile, object-oriented programming, XML or "the cloud" — is how popular it is, not how well it works or whether reality is actually like that. Such is the utter failure of the discipline known as "software engineering".
This talk will dwell, possibly too much, on this bleak outlook, but it will also attempt to show the light at the end of the tunnel.
Director at Institut Agile
After a first career as a software developer (20 years of coding experience) and a few years as an independent consultant, Laurent Bossavit now heads Institut Agile, whose aims include helping Agile software development become better established as a research topic and as a discipline, and helping grow a healthier market for clients and suppliers leveraging these practices.
Passionate about helping people in various Agile communities network and support each other, Laurent is a former member of the board of the Agile Alliance, a recipient of the 2006 Gordon Pask award for contributions to Agile practice and co-founder of the Coding Dojos.
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