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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Martin Fowler

Martin Fowler
Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks

Website | @martinfowler

Martin Fowler is an author, speaker, consultant, and self-described loud-mouthed pundit on the topic of software development. He works for software delivery company ThoughtWorks, where he has the exceedingly inappropriate title of chief scientist. Martin has written half a dozen books on software development, including Refactoring and Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture. He writes regularly about software development on Martin’s main interest is to understand how to design software systems to maximize the productivity of development teams, which includes both the patterns of good software design and the processes that support software design. He has become a big fan of Agile approaches and the resulting focus on evolutionary software design. Martin doesn’t come up with original ideas but does a pretty good job of recognizing and packaging the ideas of others—or, as Brian Foote puts it, he’s “an intellectual jackal with good taste in carrion.”


1:30pm–2:30pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: Hall B
Martin Fowler (ThoughtWorks), Rachel Laycock (ThoughtWorks)
ThoughtWorks has developed into a 3000-person worldwide company, yet still has much of the pragmatic, informal culture from a decade ago when it was a tenth of the size. We’ll explore how we’ve managed to do this, and how we try to influence our clients - who are usually much more corporate and hierarchical. Read more.