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SDD 2017 Schedule

Coding Level
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Advanced Level
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Thursday 18 May 2017



Track 8

Frobisher 4

How to build a knockout development team

Coding Level 1
Advanced Level 3

No programmer is an island. Modern programs are created by teams of developers. Everybody knows: you need great teams to build great products – you need to build your teams carefully. But what, exactly, makes a great programming team? Great programming skills? Great interpersonal skills? Working-all-night-because-the-boss-has-thrown-a-fit skills? Turns out, it’s none of these. In this session, Jules will reveal that what makes a programming team great is exactly what makes any other team great – and most programming teams don’t have it.

Jules May

Jules May


Jules is a freelance consultant specialising in safety-critical systems, mathematical software, and compilers and languages. He has been writing, teaching and speaking about software development for 25 years, and conducts frequent lectures and workshops. He is the author of Programming Like Your Life Depends On It, and is the originator of Problem Space Analysis. https://blog.deprogramandis.co.uk/

Other presentations by Jules May

Wed 17 May 2017 at 9:30

Track 3

Problem Space Analysis

Thu 18 May 2017 at 16:00

Track 6

Lean: just the meat

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