We will combine exercises, reflection, conversation, and lecture to help programmers find, develop, and use their human abilities to amplify their impact.
Kent Beck has been at Facebook for four years, during which he has worked on privacy, messaging infrastructure, and coaching for promising engineers. Before that he was a pioneer in patterns for software, Extreme Programming, Test-Driven Development, and the xUnit family of testing frameworks. His research includes syntax-tree-based development tools and the quantitative study of software design and software process. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife of thirty years and the youngest of his five children, raising goats and making cheese.