In this keynote, Uncle Bob takes us on a quick tour of the history of software, beginning in the late 40’s up until today. Given this trajectory he then extends that forward to predict where we may be going in the future. The result may surprise you. What was the goal of the Agile Movement? Did it succeed? What about Software Craftsmanship? What is the future of these movements; and how do they relate to the future of programming, and programmers, in general?

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Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) has been a programmer since 1970. He is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, a Chicago based Software Consulting firm. Co-founder of cleancoders.com , offering on-line video training for software developers. And founder of Uncle Bob Consulting LLC, offering software consulting, training, and skill development services to major corporations worldwide. Mr. Martin has published dozens of articles in various trade journals, and is a regular speaker at international conferences and trade shows. He is also the creator of the acclaimed educational video series at cleancoders.com. Mr. Martin has authored and edited many books including: Designing Object Oriented C++ Applications using the Booch Method Patterns Langauages of Program Design 3 More C++ Gems Extreme Programming in Practice Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices. UML for Java Programmers Clean Code The Clean Coder. A leader in the industry of software development, Mr. Martin served three years as the editor-in-chief of the C++ Report, and he served as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance.