The Programmer with Kevlin Henney

Somewhere in the heart of a development process, essential to the very being of a product's existence, are the people who write, consider and wrestle with code. What motivates and demotivates them? What are the intellectual challenges and rewards? What are the skills they have and need and cognitive biases and environment they work with and against? This talk considers the act of programming and those who do it and want to get better at it, from the perspective of development process to craft.

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  • Johannes B.

    Kevlin is usually even better :-) I wished the presentation had a clear purpose for either the speaker or the audience.

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Morten Løkke A.

    Tormod Tjaberg do not have the possibility to use his ticket to Build Stuff, and was so kind that he proposed to do a new draw. for his ticket.

    I do not have anymore the list of people that signed up for the draw. så we do it this way:

    First person the send me e-mail with the subject "BuildStoff 2013 ticket <Your full name here>" will win the ticket.

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Torben V.

    It was quite interesting™ to hear Kevlin comparing programming to other professions such as painting and writing.
    One thing I found especially inspiring & useable right now was this:
    http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/avoiding-the-alignment-trap-in-it/

    November 28, 2013

  • Vegard A.

    Interesting views and very amusing presenter. Enjoyed it!

    November 27, 2013

  • Morten Løkke A.

    You can find the slide from the talk hear http://www.meetup.com/oslo-xp/files/

    November 27, 2013

  • Gabriel L.

    Witty, amusing and quite educating with regards to all the possible angles and comparisons on programming Kevlin touched on. I think from now on I will proudly call myself a programmer, rather than the more ambiguous "developer".

    2 · November 27, 2013

  • Martin L.

    Great insights.

    November 27, 2013

  • Are H.

    A funny cartoon on programmers vs. users:
    http://9gag.com/gag/372032

    1 · November 8, 2013

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