Development Matters – Keynote from the Tulsa TechFest

Last Friday I was privileged to give the closing keynote at the Tulsa Tech Fest. In the past I’ve spoken about things like building a great culture, 10 practices that all developers should be doing – even talks specifically about dependency injection and refactoring code. This year it was more about Why all of this stuff matters.

As a developer, it’s easy to think about how big the universe is, how much there is to do, and wonder if these things really matter. So we take a look at some examples in our industry on why UX matters, Clean Code, Secure Coding, Engineering Practices, Building a Culture, Continuous Learning.. and finally, being a Professional. These things matter.


If you were there – hope you enjoyed it!


I also gave 2 other talks that day.


Scaling Scrum


Prototyping, Innovate Collaborate



In addition, several people from my new job found out that I was speaking in Tulsa, and pulled together to create an entirely new track this year! So cool. More about Linux Academy and my new job coming soon!


About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email