There has been a lot of talk lately about Software Craftsmanship. Most of this talk has been centered around how to take existing, skilled programmers and turn them into Craftsmen. What about those who are just entering the field? In this talk, we will explore a new approach to fulfilling the entire journey from Apprentice to Master, both from a personal and organizational level. We will also look at how to get such a program started, and how to bring the existing team along.

 
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This is a straightforward conversation.  I will present some ideas around the challenges we are facing right now in the development industry. My style is to encourage a ton of discussion as opposed to presenting a bunch of slides to folks.  I've delivered this talk at a few conferences and the discussions have been lively and varied along the way.

Learning Outcome

Ideas around how to create a development environment that nurtures and enhances software craftsmanship. Ideally, the conversation will lead us to a plan for implementing a workshop oriented environment.  Also a new way to consider evaluating team members' skills and growth paths.

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Developers, Development Managers, Executives

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