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Kick Off Meeting: What Is Software Craftsmanship?

Software craftsmanship is about improving the craft; it's about raising the bar of professional software development. Whether that's through learning and teaching or deliberate practice, there are many activities that we can use to improve our craft. But what does software craftsmanship mean to you? At this first meeting of the London Software Craftsmanship Community, we'll discuss what software craftsmanship actually means and what we can do to improve our craft. We'll share our ideas, but we also want to hear yours! So come prepared to discuss how we can all improve the state of professional software development. ********IMPORTANT ********** SkillsMatter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance. It is essential that you confirm your place at this link:

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  • John S.

    I've done a write up of the first meeting at

    Looking forward to doing lots of practical things to improve our craft.

    October 8, 2010

  • John S.

    A good kick off meeting to share the core ideas of software craftsmanship - looking forward to do lots of practical activities and hearing about experiences (good and bad) - write up at:

    October 8, 2010

  • Martijn V.

    Awesome. Was very inspiring to meet so many people who care about their profession, gave me a real boost coming into work today!

    October 7, 2010

  • Gonçalo S.

    Very inspirational talk and everyone was very approachable (including the organizers). Definitely want to be there for the next one!

    October 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed this great meeting. The introduction to SW craftsmanship was very interesting and, what's even more important, was followed by a lively discussions in the venue and later in the pub. It proves the initiative has a great potential. Looking forward to next meetings.

    October 7, 2010

  • Barry C.

    Where else do you get a room full of developers from Java, .Net, Ruby etc at the top of their craft, discussing what makes a good developer.

    October 7, 2010

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