Pragmatic Dave on Passion, Skill and 'Having A Blast'

Posted in Project Management, Conferences on June 29, 2008

Pragmatic Dave on Passion, Skill and 'Having A Blast'

At QconLondon 2007 Jim Coplien spoke with "Pragmatic" Dave Thomas for InfoQ. This energetic 30-minute interview runs the gamut of Dave's wide-ranging interests: 'agile' publishing; how to turn what you love doing into a book; programming (and methodology) monocultures; staying limber with code "katas"; and advice for academics: help your students live with the passion of a 5-year old!

Dave Thomas is recognized internationally as an expert who develops high-quality software - accurate and highly flexible systems. He helped write the now-famous Agile Manifesto, and regularly speak on new ways of producing software. He is the author of six books, including the best selling The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master and Programming Ruby: A Pragmatic Programmer's Guide.

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