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Becoming a Skeptic Software Tester

“I don’t know”. These might just be the hardest words to say in any language. We avoid saying them, scared of coming across as doubtful and uncertain. This fear is understandable as we admire those who are

Putting the Right Software Developers on the Right Projects

When you think of a software developer what comes to mind? A programmer living in San Francisco working 23 hours a day on the next Facebook? If so, you wouldn’t be alone. Like so many industries, software

A Guide to Humans for Programmers

What makes software development complex isn’t the code, it’s the humans. The most effective way to improve our capabilities in software development is to better understand ourselves. This talk introduces a conceptual model for human interaction, identity,

A Software Engineer Guide to Exploration

I’m willing to bet that you want to become a better software engineer and problem-solver. You have probably already seen the benefits of exploring unfamiliar technologies, patterns, algorithms and approaches that make you better at your job,

The Image of Software Developers

This talk traces back the steps of the programmer profession to its beginnings over 70 years ago, and reflects on how those beginnings might have shaped our image of programmers. The “programmer brand” in society today is