Neal Ford

Neal Ford
Meme Wrangler, ThoughtWorks

Website | @neal4d

Neal Ford is a director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy that thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. Neal focuses on designing and building large-scale enterprise applications. He’s an internationally recognized expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of Agile engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), and dozens of video presentations and has spoken at hundreds of developers conferences worldwide on the topics of software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, and cutting-edge software innovations. Check out his website at Nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

Sessions

Java: Craftsmanship
Location: A106
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 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.
Java: JVM
Location: A105
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Domain Specific Languages seem like a cool idea, but where's the payoff? This talk provides an overview of how to build both internal and external DSLs (including the state of the art tools), stopping along the way to show how this is practical to your day job. Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: D138
Matthew McCullough (GitHub), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks), Nathaniel Schutta (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 13 ratings)
Giving a presentation is a scary experience for most developers. Yet, worrisome as they are, they are a great way to influence technical decisions. They aid informed choices through the distribution of pertinent knowledge. Our highly actionable "Gang of Four" style patterns illustrate tried-and-true ways to build technical presentations that inform, convince and inspire. Read more.