CLG-9243 Spearheading the future of programming | Devoxx

Devoxx UK 2019
from Wednesday 8 May to Friday 10 May 2019.

   Spearheading the future of programming


Methodology & Culture
Methodology & Culture
Beginner & novice level
Gallery Hall Friday from 17:20 til 18:05

We've, as humans, been programming only for the past few decades. We've come a long way in some ways, yet we've advanced only marginally on other fronts. We hear folks tell us, 'oh, things change so fast' and yet we've changed only a little in the way we develop software. Imagine where we'd be, if only von Newman had not put that bottleneck in computing... It takes a long time for the software developers to change. The last big changed happened about 20 years ago. We're poised for the next big change. In this presentation we'll learn about the perfect storms that's influencing that change and the directions that the programming field is evolving in.

computing   programming   evolution   future  
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Venkat Subramaniam
Venkat Subramaniam
From Agile Developer, Inc.

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at You can reach him by email at or on twitter at @venkat_s.

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