A Brief History of Software

Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 47 ratings)

In 15 minutes, discover 15 years of secrets behind building software faster, more efficiently, and using less floppy disks.

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Michael Lopp

Rands in Repose

Michael Lopp is a Silicon Valley-based engineering manager. When he’s not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, and werewolves at the popular weblog, Rands in Repose. Michael just wrote a book called “Being Geek” which is a career handbook for geeks and nerds alike. He also wrote a book called “Managing Humans” that explains that while you might be rewarded for what you product, you will only be successful because of your people.

Michael surfs and plays hockey in Northern California whenever he can because staying sane is more important than staying busy.

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James Tillman
07/26/2009 9:24am PDT

Enjoyed the topic and the mystery of opening the box.

Paul Birnie
07/25/2009 10:56am PDT

natural speaker

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Timothy Ace
07/22/2009 3:19am PDT

Great use of a prop. It brings me back…

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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