Solo programming considered harmful

Wednesday 2nd November 2022, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Tim Ottinger

Venue: Skyscanner Limited, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EN
(Please use Lauriston Place entrance. Note that Skyscanner will require you to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for entry to their offices. Please read the terms here).

Networking from 6:00 pm.

Refreshments kindly provided by Skyscanner.

This event is free of charge and open to all, though registration is required.


While solo programming is the de facto standard in most corporate programming offices, most organizations are unaware of the costs and hazards of solo work, and are not truly aware of the alternatives and how various collaborative working styles avoid and eliminate all of the serious problems created by solo work assignments.

Tim will address the (very familiar) problems created by solo work styles and several ways that an organization can use self-organizing, cross-functional teams to produce results sooner, more often, and more predictably.

About the speaker


Tim is a long-time programmer (since 1979), reviewer, speaker, writer. He has been active in many of the big changes in software over the past 36 years (including Design Patterns, Object-Oriented Design, and Agile software development). In addition to his contributions in "Clean Code" and "Agile In A Flash", Tim's articles appeared in the C++ Journal, Pragmatic Bookshelf, InfoQ, CIO, and SmartBear. Tim is one of the crew of experts at Industrial Logic, a premier agile consultancy, eLearning vendor, and thought leader. Here he joins with other industry experts to help people develop the skills that will make them awesome. Tim muses about of his experiences and ideas on the Agile Otter blog and the Industrial Logic company blog. Tim has writing credits in Agile In A Flash, Clean Code, and many articles scattered through old magazines and the world wide web. He is interested in becoming more effective and valuable, and in helping others do the same.

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