Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Who Ever Said Programs Were Supposed to be Pretty?



Brian Foote wonders in this session if the quest for clean or beautiful code makes sense in a bottom-line obsessed business world.


Brian Foote holds the position of Senior Scientist at the Refactory, Inc. and has a long affiliation with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is well known in the object, patterns, and Smalltalk communities.

About the conference

Software is changing the world; QCon aims to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the enterprise software development community; to achieve this, QCon is organized as a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their teams: team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors.

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Mar 15, 2012