Friday, August 22, 2008

Here at Devlink in Nashville

So far the best session has been the informal experts panel that was held during lunch. Some gems came from the guys on the panel.

After 33 years of changing technology knowing a methodology and language are secondary. More valuable skills are are;

  • the ability to solve your problems...agiley
  • understanding business domain problems and mapping them to the code (ie: developers are no longer coding in a silo, you've got to understand the solutions's "what" and "why")
  • (not really a skill, but I loved this...) subersively sneak Agile principles into an organization (a great story about a continuous integration server hidden under a developers desk)
Really cool stuff.