Not so many years have passed since we started programming computers and even less since programming computers has been recognised as a profession. Even still, so many things depend on the quality of our work. What does it mean to be professional? What are we expected to do? Are we up for the task? I will talk about my journey of becoming the programmer of my dreams, the obstacles I've faced and the strategies that I've applied to overcome them
Level: Non technical / For everyone
I proudly call myself "Software Craftsman". I began to love this profession as a child at the end of the '80s and this feelings never left me since then. Now I have more than 20 years of professional experience in many fields such as: industrial automation (soft realtime), medical, banks, insurance, monitoring, servers for MMO realtime games, distributed systems, mobile games, online/mobile payment platform and others. After all those years I came to the conclusion that I still have many things to learn, but it's ok, because I love programming like 30 years ago.