At Codurance we call our software engineers ‘Craftspeople’. This is because the Software Craftsmanship movement, underpinned by the Manifesto has played a huge role in shaping our company – and still does to this day.
We asked our people to share in their own words what being a craftsperson means to them.
Software Craftsmanship emphasises an individual’s ongoing journey towards technical excellence; it creates a community of software engineers that collectively want to raise the bar of professionalism in software development by practising and sharing this mindset and pragmatic approach.
Since 2010, with the creation of the London Software Craftsmanship Community, Codurance has been supporting this mission by hosting regular in person and online meetups for the community. Our Craftspeople deliver a range of hands-on workshops to help software engineers get better at creating quality software; our community has 13,000+ members in cities in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, USA, plus online.
The Software Craftsmanship manifesto was created emphasising the individual and interaction over process and tools. It created a community of craftspeople who raise the bar of professional software development by practising and helping others learn the craft.
The Software Craftsmanship community prides itself in being friendly, helpful and open, creating a space to nurture, encourage and mentor every individual that has a passion for learning the craft.
What comes to your mind when you think of the Civil Service? Software Craftsmanship is unlikely to be the first thought... However, please humour me here, because I believe there are important overlaps. Overlaps which could be valuable for the public sector digital data and technology (DDaT) ambitions.
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