addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

A Question of Craftsmanship with Kevlin Henney

Although a great deal of the enthusiasm for Agile development initially grew from software developers, the perception is that much of the current focus in Agile circles has moved to organisational aspects, product management and soft skills. Craftsmanship has long been a quality and a metaphor applied to software development, but more recently software craftsmanship has emerged as a more explicit movement and branding focused on reclaiming and re-emphasising the importance of the detail, of how to code and how to do it well.

There are many different perspectives on what the craftsmanship metaphor implies and what benefits and liabilities it may have. This session lays out and explores the motivation, implications, pros and cons of a craftsmanship view of software development.

Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant and trainer. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Application Development Advisor, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal. Kevlin is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know site and book.


Some food (most likely pizza) and soft drinks will be provided. No refunds.

Join or login to comment.

  • Harvey W.

    My first meeting - thanks to everyone for a very thought-provoking talk and all the organisation! A really good evening well spent!

    March 28, 2013

  • Helen W.

    Found the talk very inspiring and eye opening - Kevlin was a very engaging speaker! Definitely like want to hear more of what he has to say.

    Arrows, thanks for looking after us, beer and pizza always welcomed. A very warm and friendly venue! Thanks.

    March 28, 2013

  • Rex L.

    Arrows group looked after us, thanks guys its really appreciated -esp pizza & beer (debate is thirsty work)

    March 28, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Sorry Mikey - not going to make it; come down with a cold. Hope the evening is a real success and thanks for organizing it!

    March 27, 2013

    • Mikey C.

      It's a shame you couldn't make it. It was an awesome talk!

      March 27, 2013

  • terence f.

    An amusing and serious overview and history

    March 27, 2013

  • Rex L.

    And my first message that went somewhere mobile messages sometimes go? Thanks Kevlin for an interesting and insightful talk. More to consider including the concept of Nomicity (is that a word? :)

    March 27, 2013

  • Rex L.

    Kevlin I meant (thanks autospell not)

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry stuck at work

    March 27, 2013

  • Zenon H.

    Sorry. Can no longer attend which is a shame as it looks like a fascinating topic.

    March 27, 2013

  • Andrew B.

    Unable to make it tonight

    March 27, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Arrows, any chance you can please add your postcode to the address? Makes it much easier to use with the TFL site. Thank you! (It's SE1 8TG for anyone else who wants it)

    March 26, 2013

    • Mikey C.

      That's my bad. doesn't have a separate field for postcode. That's why it doesn't appear on most addresses.

      March 26, 2013

    • Liz K.

      Put it above "London" if you need to... and #rootCauseAnalysis, as a group runner, ask MeetUp to add it?

      March 26, 2013

  • Dan B.

    Kevlin was the keynote speaker for DevWeek 2013 who talked along these lines. Even if your team is not into agile, you'll find this entertaining and hopefully, inspiring.

    March 6, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for A Question of Craftsmanship with Kevlin Henney

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors

  • Ars Agilis

    Ars Agilis pays for the subscription fees

  • Arrows Group

    Helping LSUG with pizza, drinks and the venue

  • Rally Software

    Rally has kindly agreed to contribute to the awesome pizza!

  • Hitachi Consulting

    Hitachi Consulting for occasionally providing the venue.

  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    Macmillan Cancer Support is providing the venue for our monthly meetup.

  • Busuu

    Busuu is our new pizza sponsor! Thanks for your contribution.

  • Gamesys

    A bigger venue and pizza!

  • SQS Group

    This meetup site!

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy