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Neal Ford

Neal Ford
meme wrangler, ThoughtWorks

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Neal Ford is Software Architect and Meme Wrangler at *Thought*Works, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, courseware, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of 6 books spanning a variety of technologies, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. Check out his web site at www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

Sessions

Business | Tools & Techniques
Portland 252
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.03, 29 ratings)
Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process. This tutorial sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality and valuable new functionality to users. Read more.
Computational Thinking
Portland 255
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 21 ratings)
Learning the syntax of a new language is easy, but learning to think under a different paradigm is hard. This session helps you transition from a Java writing imperative programmer to a functional programmer, using Java, Clojure and Scala for examples. Read more.
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.88, 8 ratings)
Clojure is the most interesting new language on the horizon, but many developers suffer from the Blub Paradox when they see the Lisp syntax. This talk introduces Clojure to developers who haven’t been exposed to it yet, focusing on the things that truly set it apart from other languages. Read more.