Steve Smith!

I Help Teams Deliver Better Software

Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. Steve has published several courses on Pluralsight, covering DDD, SOLID, design patterns, and software architecture. He's a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and Insider, a frequent speaker at developer conferences, an author, and a trainer. Steve works with companies that want to avoid the trap of technical debt by helping their teams deliver quality software, quickly. Steve and his team have been described by clients as a "force multiplier", amplifying the value of existing development teams. Steve's client list includes Microsoft, Quicken Loans, Celina Insurance, and many other satisfied customers.

Boom! From Combat Engineer to Software Engineer

Come for the explosives training; stay for the leadership lessons! Military training and experience provide different perspectives on life and one's career in software. Many of these lessons can probably only really be learned through direct experience. However, in this session Iraq war veteran and former US Army Captain Steve Smith will relay some wisdom that audience members will be able to take with them. If nothing else, you can hope to leave entertained by a few actual war stories from one of your peers who had the privilege of serving for many years as a combat engineer platoon leader.

Time: 8:30 AM

Room: Thanos