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The New Kingmakers



Nigel Runnels-Moss keynotes no what it means to be a software creator in the 21st century, and what mindset and behavior to adopt in order to evolve and thrive in our new information-packed world.


Nigel Runnels-Moss, aka @sleepyfox, is a seasoned software craftsman with 25 years of experience in the software industry. He has a passionate interest in behaviour, methodology, social dynamics and organisational change. Nigel runs the London Code Dojo and is an active speaker and teacher in London's Agile community for more than a decade, teaching XP, Scrum, dX and Crystal.

About the conference

ProgSCon The Programming Conference. A one day conference about Programming. It's open to everyone interested in the subject.

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Jul 09, 2015

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  • competence not experience

    by Jeff Hain,

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    On the diagram at 44m the horizontal axis should be competence, not experience, else it fuels the common misbelief that years spent equals competence, and that old developers are "by nature" preferable to younger ones (other than if you know nothing about them in which case taking the older should be the best bet... maybe).

    It's extremely common for people to experience tons of things by accident and never learn anything out of these experiences, maybe especially in software development, where it's usual to see people that coded in Java using "double" for years and are so careless about what they do that they still don't know it can take +Infinity value or what NaN is.

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