How we build software today looks vastly different from 20 years ago. Excellence in software engineering matters more than ever. Did you ever stop to wonder why? By looking at the history of engineering practices, we can learn how engineering excellence evolved and what that implies about the future. As software engineers, you will learn why it’s important to continue to hone your craft and why it’s important for tech companies to continually invest in software excellence today.
Patrick Kua is a seasoned technology leader with almost 20 years of experience. His personal passion is accelerating the growth and success of tech organisations and technical leaders. He has had many years of hands-on experience, leading, managing and improving complex organisations and software systems as the CTO and Chief Scientist of N26 (Berlin, Germany) and as a Technical Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He is a frequent keynote and conference speaker, author of three books including The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and Building Evolutionary Architectures and runs the free popular newsletter for leaders in tech, “Level Up” (http://levelup.patkua.com) and the Tech Lead Academy, offering online training for technical leaders. You can find him online on twitter as @patkua or running his very popular “Shortcut to Tech Leadership” workshop.