Since his first introduction Apple to II BASIC in the 4th grade, Dave Adsit enjoyed programming, but when he was introduced to TDD, his passion for code was really ignited. In the years since, he has worked to help build teams that build well tested software. Though many developers prefer to be working on green field projects, Dave finds pleasure in helping a team rescue a ball of mud. As an active member of the local .NET and Software Craftsmanship communities, he has spoken at ThatConference, SATURN, local Code Camps and user groups about strategies for improving teams and code bases. Currently, he works as the Lead Architect at Pluralsight and blogs intermittently at codeobsession.blogspot.com.
Talk: Professional Software Craftsmanship
As our profession grows and matures, it becomes more and more important for us to develop a sense of what it means to be a software professional. Analogies to existing professions are easily drawn. Precision and analytical problem solving are essential. So are we engineers? Creativity and willingness to try things we’ve never done are core to success. So are we artists? We are a new breed of professional that draws on but is unique from what has come before.