Greater Wisconsin Software Symposium
February 25 - 26, 2011 - Madison, WI
Rediscovering Apprenticeship in the 21st Century
We've all heard about the lack of qualified software developers coming out of the colleges and universities these days. Perhaps the old adage still applies: "If you want something done right, do it yourself."
Perhaps apprenticeship could be the way to build your team of quality developers.
In this talk we'll look at the principles and benefits of apprenticeship as well as some examples of software companies that are currently using this technique to build highly successful teams.
About Dave Klein
Dave is a consultant helping organizations of all sizes to develop applications more quickly (and have more fun doing it) with Grails. Dave has been involved in enterprise software development for the past 15 years. He has worked as a developer, architect, project manager, mentor and trainer. Dave has presented at user groups and national conferences. He is also the founder of the Capital Java User Group in Madison, Wisconsin, the Gateway Groovy Users in St. Louis, MO, and the author of Grails: A Quick-Start Guide, published by the Pragmatic Programmers. . Dave's Groovy and Grails related thoughts can be found at http://dave-klein.blogspot.comMore About Dave »