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CAS2015 Opening - Improving the Software

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My opening talk at Conferencia Agile Spain 2015 in Madrid

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CAS2015 Opening - Improving the Software

  1. 1. CarlosBle.com - @carlosble Improving the Software Opening
  2. 2. What does it mean to be a Software Developer? ➔ Duties ➔ Responsibilities ➔ Skills ➔ Attitude ➔ Knowledge ➔ Principles ➔ Ethics @carlosble
  3. 3. Nice to meet you! ➔ Developer ➔ Team member ➔ Mentor ➔ Entrepreneur ➔ Speaker ➔ Author ➔ Organiser ➔ 15 years developing software ➔ Farmer apprentice ➔ Cat shelter owner @carlosble
  4. 4. So… English or Spanish? CAS – Conferencia Agile Spain ... @carlosble WAT!?
  5. 5. As a developer I must speak English In order to learn from the sources of knowledge @carlosble
  6. 6. Why do software projects fail? Building the right thing + Building things right @carlosble
  7. 7. Back to the Agile Manifesto ➔ One goal was to bridge the gap … between stakeholders and IT people between managers and developers @carlosble
  8. 8. Professional Developer ➔ Junior: “Yay! I've written 5k lines of code myself this week!” ➔ Senior: “We've just deleted 5k lines of code! muhahaha!” @carlosble
  9. 9. Step into others’ shoes ➔ What developer would you hire? ➔ What developer would you trust? ➔ Speak the language of the business @carlosble@carlosble
  10. 10. Improve yourself ➔ The most powerful motivation comes from within. ➔ You are responsible for your own career. ➔ Write excellent software, give it your best effort @carlosble@carlosble
  11. 11. carlos@carlosble.com

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