This week we’re going high-level with speakers Joe Gee and Steve Ropa. The topic of discussion: The craftsmanship of automated software.
Steve and Joe are the cofounders and master craftsmen of the Rocky Mountain Programmers Guild. They both have deep experience in software development as programmers, leaders, and coaches. They have supported clients across multiple industry verticals including: telecommunications, network security, entertainment and education. Steve is a frequent presenter at agile events on the topics of Agile practices and craftsmanship, including the international Agile Conference in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Joe likes to stay closer to home and spoke at Mile High Agile 2015 as well as many local meetups.
Here’s their pitch:
The skill and excellence we bring to test automation is crucial to software project success. In some ways, automation needs a higher level of craftsmanship than the delivered application does itself. What does Craftsmanship mean in the world of testing, and how can it apply to our projects and careers today? We will explore this, where it fits into the varying worlds of agile, lean, and devops, as well as some concrete steps to instill a higher level of Craft to our own daily work.
How do we become good software craftspeople? How can we use these concepts to up the quality of what we write on a daily basis? If you take questions like this seriously come for what is sure to be a excellent discussion.
As usual, HomeAdvisor will be providing pizza and refreshments. See you there!