Chad Green is the Data & Solutions Architect for ProgressiveHealth, founder of Code PaLOUsa, and organizer of several technical user groups and he will be talking about software craftsmanship. As a new developer, knowing language syntax is import; but just as important is understanding what software craftsmanship is. Chad will talk about what the software craftsmanship movement is all about and why it is important. He will explain important craftmanship terms and concepts such as code smells, DRY, and SOLID and how you can use these as you getting started to really jump start your software development career. Even if you have been developing for a while, this session will be useful to brush up on how not be just a developer but how to be a professional developer.