How did our industry start, what paths did it take to get to where we are, and where is it going. What big problems did programmers encounter in the past? How were they solved? And how do those solutions impact our future? What mistakes have we made as a profession; and how are we going to correct them. In this talk, Uncle Bob describes the history of software, from it’s beginnings in 1948 up through the current day; and then beyond. By looking at our past trajectory, we try to plot out where our profession is headed, and what challenges we’ll face along the way.
Robert Martin (Uncle Bob) (@unclebobmartin) has been a programmer since 1970. He is co-founder of the on-line video training company: http://cleancoders.com , and founder of Uncle Bob Consulting LLC. He served as Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, is an acclaimed speaker at conferences worldwide, and the author of many books including: The Clean Coder, Clean Code, Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, and UML for Java Programmers. He is a prolific writer and has published hundreds of articles, papers, and blogs. He served as the Editor-in-chief of the C++ Report, and as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance. He is the creator of the acclaimed educational video series at http://cleancoders.com .
6 p.m - 6:30: Food, networking
6:30-7 p.m.: The Future of Software
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
1425 Lincoln Hwy · DeKalb, IL