Software Craftsmanship

Joint event with SPA SG

Date:
Monday 23 April 2012, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Cost:
Free to attend for both Members and Non-Members

Speaker:
Sandro Mancuso

Abstract:
Over ten years on and Agile has become mainstream. However, many projects are still failing. Bugs, bad requirements, dedicated QA teams, long release cycles and a pile of code no one understands and everyone is scared to touch. Developers are still seen and treated as resources and companies are still outsourcing software development to cheaper places, disregarding software quality. So, what developers can do about that? How can we turn this situation around? In this talk we will be discussing what Software Craftsmanship is and how it addresses these problems. Are we really professional software developers? Do we act like professionals? Come along if you are interested to know what is to be a real software craftsman.

Bio:
Software craftsman and co-founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC). Sandro started coding at a very young age but just started his professional career years later, in 1996.

During his career he has worked for startups, software houses, product companies and a few international consultancy companies. Having worked as a consultant for the majority of his career, he had the opportunity to work in a good variety of projects, different languages, technologies and industries. Currently he is a director at UBS Investment Bank, where he works as a hands-on mentor helping development teams around the world to improve the quality of their applications and also sharing his passion about software craftsmanship.