This show is three interviews recorded at Oredev, all around thoughts to expand your career and education. The first is from Michael Norton, discussing taking control of your career. Second, a conversation with Dave Hoover about the apprenticeship and journeyman process of software craftsmanship. Finally, Bill Pugh talks about teaching college students to program.
Michael 'Doc' Norton is a parter with LeanDog out of Cleveland, Ohio with over 20 years of software development and leadership experience ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 clients in multiple industries. He has been an avid Agilist Since the turn of this century. Michael's passion is fostering the improvement of software delivery, one practitioner at a time.
Dave Hoover is a family therapist turned software craftsman. Since his career change in late 2000, Dave has followed his passion for problem solving through several different companies, including ThoughtWorks, and eventually found his way to Obtiva. As Obtiva's Chief Craftsman he has led the company into several new areas including apprenticeship, Ruby development, and startup development. Dave enjoys speaking at technology conferences like RailsConf, QCon and Sofware Craftsmanship North America, along with spreading his ideas via his blog and Twitter.
William Pugh received a B.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science (with a minor in Acting) from Cornell University. He is currently a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. William is a Packard Fellow, and invented Skip Lists, a randomized data structure that is widely taught in undergraduate data structure courses.
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