Abstract/Description

There's a story to tell, about musicians, artists, philosophers, scientists, and then programmers.

There's a truth inside it that leads to a new view of work, that sees beauty in the painful complexity that is software development.

Starting from The Journal of the History of Ideas, Jessica traces the concept of an “invisible college” through music and art and science to programming. She finds the dark truth behind the 10x developer, a real definition of “Senior Developer” and a new name for our work and our teams.

About the Speaker(s)

Jessica Kerr is a software developer in the domain of software development -- like, she works on tools to help us automate more of our own work. She works for Atomist, remotely from her home in St. Louis. She travels to conferences on three continents, podcasts on Greater than Code, and tweets as @jessitron. In her spare time she reads about philosophy of science and history of music.