Software Craftsmanship on a penny a day

Wednesday 1st October 2014, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Markus Gärtner

Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up.


We live in a competitive time. Competitors in your workplace make you hunt for the next career opportunity. Competitors in your company's market make you struggle with your business. The classical approach to educating new software developers heavily relies on a competitive environment in which you have to fight for your grades on an individual basis.

Then after education the real learning starts in a cooperative environment in that you need to contribute to a team of developers while keeping the overall team goal in mind. Most individually educated students fail that final challenge when entering the workplace.

In this interactive workshop we will work on an egoless approach to moving forward in software development. We will work through your own goals and career paths, and work on your next goal in your career as a software craftsman.

About the speaker


Markus Gärtner works as a testing programmer, trainer, coach and consultant for it-agile GmbH, Hamburg. Markus is the author of ATDD by Example - A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development and contributes to the Softwerkskammer, the Germany Software Craftsmanship movement. He blogs in English frequently at


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