Utah Software Craftsmanship
Raising the bar with monthly meetings since February 2011
We are a group of programmers that are passionate about our craft. We aspire to the values of the Software Craftsmanship Manifesto.
Our meeting format differs from your usual technology user group. At each meeting we have:
- 0-3 Lightning talks
- ~30 min - Reading discussion
- ~60 min - Coding exercise
A lightning talk can be on any topic that you feel will be of interest to the group, but it may not go over 5 minutes.
Each month we break into small groups to discuss a book (or sometimes articles) that we are reading together. You can discover the reading for the next meetup by asking in Slack.
The group usually decides on the next book to read during the meeting when we finish the last one. Some of the books we've read in the past include:
- Clean Code by Robert Martin
- Clean Coder by Robert Martin
- This Is Lean: Resolving the Efficiency Paradox by Niklas Modig & Pär Åhlström
- The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride by Sandro Mancuso
- The Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas
- Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas by Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns
Part of our monthly Utah Software Craftsmanship meeting is a 60 minute hands-on coding exercise facilitated by a member of our community. It provides a great opportunity to write some code alongside other craftspeople and practice techniques.
The coding exercises are facilitated by members of our community. If you would like to volunteer, check out these instructions then reach out to the organizers during a meeting or via Slack.
Attend a Meeting
The Utah Software Craftsmanship group generally meets on the first Wednesday of each month. We'd love for you to join us. Please visit our Meetup page for information about time and location for the next meeting.