Lunchtime #TechTalk with Kevlin Henney
Kevlin Henney is a highly respected independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer, who keynotes at conferences and events. His software development interests are in programming, practice and people and he has contributed code to many companies and projects.
In all his years of consulting and teaching, he has built up an enviable wealth of knowledge and exposure, which gives him unique insights into today’s landscape. Over lunch, hear Kevlin Henney talk with Softwire Director Zoe Cunningham, live with Twitter Spaces.
Topics to be discussed, include:
- Testing: Should it be based on solid principles or levels of abstraction?
- Every developer is ‘programming for the past’ and why this is important to realise.
- The simple ideas in his experience that all software teams need to get right.
- Three views on how developers handled the changes brought on by Covid-19
- How to help stakeholders come on-board with work that they can’t instantaneously see the value of?
- What is the moral responsibility of developers that publish open-source and AI technology?
- Are we behind the curve when it comes to supporting climate change prevention initiatives?
- The differences between older generation and newer generation coders
Kevlin has a long career in software consulting. In addition, he has been a columnist for many magazines and sites, including The Register. He is also co-author of two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series, editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know and co-editor of 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know.
The event will be a live interview on Softwire’s Twitter Space. Tune in on your mobile Twitter app to hear the interview, using this link: