|Kent Beck, First Class Software, Inventor of Extreme Programming
Keynote: Fred Taylor, Making Software, and Conversation
Many of the dysfunctional patterns of software development can be traced directly back to Fred Taylor and Scientific Management. To break through, we must adopt a new paradigm, and new practices to go with it. Extreme Programming proposes a set of practices to turn software development into a dynamic conversation between business and technology.
Wednesday, 13:00 - 14:00
Tutorial: Extreme programming for Beginners
Kent and a special guest - Erich Gamma - will lead the participants through the basics of programming extreme:
The tutorial is primarily for programmers, although managers and customers will also benefit. Reading "Extreme Programming Explained" will prepare participants to get the most out of the day. Note, there will be no other prepared materials for the tutorial.
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Kent Beck has programmed, thought about, and communicated about objects for 16 years. He has pioneered CRC cards, the HotDraw framework, the xUnit testing framework, patterns for software development, the rediscovery of test-first programming, and most recently Extreme Programming (XP). He is the author of The Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns, Extreme Programming Explained, and (with Martin Fowler) the forthcoming Planning Extreme Programming. He lives on 20 acres in rural southern Oregon with his wife, five children, two dogs, and a variable number of domestic fowl.