Software Craftsmanship North America (SCNA) Conference Nov. 18-19, 2011 in Chicago

Third Annual Conference Encourages Collaboration Among Software Developers

Mar 23, 2011, 12:39 ET from Obtiva

CHICAGO, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Software Craftsmanship North America (SCNA) 2011, a two-day conference featuring influential thinkers in software development, opened registration and announced event details at

The third annual SCNA will be held November 18-19, 2011 at the Swissotel Chicago and features a blend of technical, process and philosophical talks. The event includes keynotes, workshops and presentations, panel discussions, an opening reception and closing celebration, and time between sessions to network and connect with colleagues from around the world.

SCNA attracts hundreds of software developers as well as entrepreneurs, small business owners, development managers and technology professionals.

The event celebrates community, encourages growth and change, and advances the values, principles and practices of software craftsmanship. It offers valuable thought leadership and opportunities for colleagues from around the country to come together to share their passion and enthusiasm for the software craftsmanship movement.

SCNA is hosted by Obtiva and 8th Light, two of Chicago's most dynamic software development companies.

"Software craftsmanship places emphasis on skill and continual learning," said Dave Hoover, Obtiva Chief Craftsman. "It focuses the developer on his craft: paying attention to detail, working with pride and care, collaborating with colleagues, and ultimately producing beautiful, quality code."

SCNA is the practical application of the visionary work of software developers and authors like Pete McBreen, Robert "Uncle Bob" Martin, Michael Feathers, Ken Auer and Carl Erickson. The approach continues to grow in popularity and attracts passionate advocates who champion its benefits and study its principles.

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