Ted first took us to his very first lines of code, on a TRS-80, his first programs in Applesoft Basic and slowly took us all the way to his first commercial lines of code and how he slowly started making a living out of writing software. He then described how Java entered (and rocked) his life. We discussed eXtreme Programming, teaching, coaching and solving problems. We finally touched on enabling people and moving them a notch.
Ted M. Young has been creating software and training developers for several decades. In the 1990s he traveled the world as a Java trainer, consultant, and speaker. In the 2000s, Ted led eXtreme Programming projects for the government and at eBay. He went on to introduce lean and agile concepts at Google, Guidewire Software, and Apple. In 2017, Ted came full circle and is once again focused on creating better learning experiences through technical training and coaching, both in-person and online. He uses the science of how humans learn to design, create, and deliver Java training for those who code, and those who want to.
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Software Developer‘s Journey is hosted and produced by Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, a crazy frenchman living in Germany who dedicated his life to helping others learn & grow. More about him at timbourguignon.fr.
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