All of us have become more reliant on technology and software to solve problems and improve our lives. However, many of us understand less and less about the programming that goes into these solutions. Further, we forget or ignore the human element of this problem solving. In this episode, I speak with ANDY HUNT who has devoted his life to these issues.Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He’s authored a dozen books including the best-selling “THE PRAGMATIC PROGRAMMER,” was one of the 17 authors of the AGILE MANIFESTO and founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the PRAGMATIC BOOKSHELF, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers. He’s currently writing science fiction (see conglommora.com) and experimenting with The GROWS Method®.We talk about his early days of programming and the power of community and process in the world of software design as we go into his experience with broader consulting at the enterprise level.Further on, Andy dives into what he considers to be important in the future of programming and advice for young programmers.Finally, as a consummate Renaissance Man, Andy discusses how his hobbies in writing science fiction, music production and woodworking excite his brain and inform his problem solving ability.Andy started in the do-it-yourself days of CP/M and the S100 bus, of Heathkits and Radio Electronics. Andy wrote his first real program, a combination text editor and database manager, for an Ohio Scientific Challenger 4P. It was a great era for tinkering. Andy started hacking in 6502 assembler, modifying operating systems, and wrote his first commercial program (a Manufacturing Resources Planning system) in 1981. He taught himself Unix and C, and began to design and architect larger, more connected systems.Working at large companies, Andy kept an ear on Usenet, and started his early email habit via a direct bang-path to ihnp4. Next he settled into electronic pre-press and computer graphics, and worked on that wondrous eye-candy that was Silicon Graphics machines. By now a firm command of several flavors of Unix, from BSD to System V, led Andy to try consulting in the early 1990’s.His knack for stirring things up really began to come in handy, and it soon became obvious that many of his clients each suffered similar problems—problems that Andy had already seen and fixed before.Andy joined up with Dave Thomas and they wrote the seminal software development book, The Pragmatic Programmer, followed a year later by the original Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer’s Guide, which introduced the Western world to this new language from Japan. Together they founded The Pragmatic Programmers and are well known as founders of the agile movement and authors of the Agile Manifesto, as well as proponents of Ruby and more flexible programming paradigms. They founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf publishing business in 2003, helping keep developers at the top of their game.Andy is a founder of the Pragmatic Programmers, founder of the Agile Alliance and one of the 17 authors of the Agile Manifesto, and author of a dozen or so books on programming, agile methods and learning, as well as science fiction and adventure. He is an active musician and woodworker, and continues looking for new areas where he can stir things up.Comments from Andy on his early career--Where did your initial interest in programming develop?(The Do-It-Yourself days)-What were the types of problems that attracted your attention?-What languages did you gravitate toward? Working for larger, more complex situations-What were the big lessons you pick up in those work environments?-Programming considered by laymen as a solitary pursuit- was there an adjustment in delegating work or collobroating? When does management of strategy get in the way of execution?
Welcome back to the WBA Canada YouTube channel! Today I am joined by former West Bromwich Albion player, Andy Hunt for a candid conversation discussing his career from his humble beginnings to becoming a prolific striker with West Brom. Watch as Andy gives an inside look at his career that took from being a Non League player to a goal scorer at the iconic Wembley Stadium! I would like to give a very special thanks to Andy Hunt for taking the time to speak with me. I would also like to thank James Pullen (WBAARTYinspired) for the excellent Andy Hunt name graphic that was inspired by the famous Sandwell sponsor dawned on many Albion kits of the 90s. Follow WBARTYinspired to get some great Albion prints and edits; Instagram: @wbartyinspired Twitter: @PullenWBA https://www.artyinspired.co.uk/wbartyinspired For more WBA Canada content follow my social media accounts Instagram: @wbacanada Twitter: @wbacanada Facebook: West Bromwich Albion Canada YouTube: WBA Canada
Watch the video of this episode: https://youtu.be/R4Xr5OiVuzo Find Andy online: https://twitter.com/PragmaticAndy https://www.linkedin.com/pragmaticandy Memorable Quotes from the episode: [00:04:41-00:04:43] "I probably discovered computers around seventy six, seventy seven or so. In fact, the very first computer I ever experienced up close and personal not just read about was a teletype typewriter with an acoustic color. And you know, the kids in the audience are going, What's an acoustic coupler, grandpa? Right? If you remember the movie war games, you dial the phone with a handset and you stick a handset down in these foam cups and it goes. It makes the noises, and that's how you talk to the big giant mainframe, you know, and then literally in the next county over. So that was sort of my first, my first experience and I was hooked." [00:35:54] "You are told in school that you're a dummy, that you can't ever learn anything that you're not good at Math. Oh my God. You know, I'm not a violent person, but I would shoot every teacher who told some girl, Oh, girls aren't good at math. You don't need to study that right? Bullshit. Hundred percent legit bullshit. The problem with that Is if you've been told by an authority figure, by a teacher that you can't learn something and then you believe it, then your brain wires itself so that you're not going to be able to learn it. It's a self modifying machine and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Which, to me, it's criminal. It's absolutely criminal." Highlights from the show: [00:01:32] Guest Introduction [00:02:40] Talk to us a little bit about where you grew up and what was it like there. [00:05:54] From the early age, did you just decide I'm going to go to school and I'm going to study computers and software? [00:11:00] What is it with this pragmatic stuff? What does that mean to you? [00:13:14] What if you're somebody who's just been constrained by your processes? [00:20:16] Is it possible for me to be able to think like a software engineer, like an exceptional software engineer or software developer without necessarily being one? [00:34:04] What is expertize and why is it so difficult to articulate? [00:38:25] Can you talk to us about what Dreyfus model is and and why is it important that we understand this Dreyfus model? [00:41:58] What's a good way for us to kind of accurately self assess where we would fall on this spectrum? [00:54:18] How was it that you got interested in these type of books (pragmatic thinking) and how have they helped you and your journey? [00:58:15] It's one hundred years in the future. What do you want to be remembered for? [01:00:50] What is GROWS method? [01:06:23] What are you listening to right now? What do you have on kind of repeat? Don't forget to register for regular office hours by The Artists of Data Science: http://bit.ly/adsoh Register for Sunday Sessions here: http://bit.ly/comet-ml-oh Listen to the latest episode: https://player.fireside.fm/v2/eac-KT9/latest?theme=dark The Artists of Data Science Social links: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheArtistsofDataScience Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theartistsofdatascience/ Facebook https://facebook.com/TheArtistsOfDataScience Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtistsOfData
S11 Ep394: Andy Hunt: From Norfolk village football to the Premier League | The Pink Un
The PinkUn Norwich City Podcast
Paddy Davitt speaks exclusively to former Newcastle United, West Brom, and Charlton striker Andy Hunt about his long-standing connections to Norfolk and how he ended up playing in the Premier League. The former Norwich City trialist has now been living in Belize for the past 20 years and has an academy filled with young talent that he is bringing to the attention of clubs across Europe and the US.
What if You Could Innovate On-Demand? An Interview With The Hershey Company's Andy Hunt
What If? So What?
In this episode, Jim talks with Andy Hunt of The Hershey Company about innovation, and we learn how Andy and his team turn creative ideas into real-world solutions that deliver meaningful value. Connect with Andy Hunt, Manager, Digital Innovation Lab at The Hershey Company Connect with our hosts Jim Hertzfeld, Principal and Chief Strategist for Perficient and Kim Williams-Czopek, Director of Digital Strategy at Perficient.
Anniversary Edition of The Pragmatic Programmer • Dave Thomas & Andy Hunt
GOTO - Today, Tomorrow and the Future
This interview was recorded for the GOTO Book Club.http://gotopia.tech/bookclubDave Thomas - Co-Author of "The Pragmatic Programmer"Andy Hunt - Co-Author of "The Pragmatic Programmer"DESCRIPTIONJoin the authors of “The Pragmatic Programmer” throughout their journey of writing the book to the 20th anniversary edition. Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt share how the book has evolved and what has remained unchanged in the past two decades. They touch upon the best way to learn something new by teaching it and the responsibility of developers towards the software they produce.The interview is based on Andy's and Dave's new book "The Pragmatic Programmer": https://bookshop.org/a/9452/9780135957059Read the full transcription of the interview here:https://gotopia.tech/bookclub/episodes/pragmatic-programmer-in-2020RECOMMENDED BOOKSDave Thomas & Andy Hunt • The Pragmatic Programmer • https://bookshop.org/a/9452/9780135957059https://twitter.com/GOTOconhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/goto-https://www.facebook.com/GOTOConferencesLooking for a unique learning experience?Attend the next GOTO conference near you! Get your ticket at http://gotopia.techSUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL - new videos posted almost daily.https://www.youtube.com/user/GotoConferences/?sub_confirmation=1TwitterLinkedInFacebookLooking for a unique learning experience?Attend the next GOTO conference near you! Get your ticket: gotopia.techSUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL - new videos posted alm...
#87: Andy Hunt - The Pragmatic Programmer [S05-E07]
The Solo Coder Podcast
I spoke with Andy Hunt. Andy is one of the 17 authors who wrote the Agile Manifesto back in 2001. 2 years earlier he wrote, together with Dave Thomas one of the most seminal programming books called "The Pragmatic Programmer". The book has been referenced many times here in the podcast by so many guest that said it has shaped their careers. There were so many potential paths that I could have taken with this conversation. I decided to stick mostly to the present time to see what Andy does currently but we also went through some of the learnings from The Pragmatic Programmer, which I have the 20th anniversary edition hard cover with me. Andy spoke about the challenges that new people coming to the tech industry must face, which is: where do I start? So many technologies. So many options. How do I narrow them down? We also spoke about education and what is currently missing like teaching soft skills including communication and many more aspects. We discussed about what is at the code of being a pragmatic programmer, which according to Andy is the thirst for knowledge and the curiosity. We even talked about Andy's adventures in writing science fiction! I will leave you with The Pragmatic Programmer, Andy Hunt! Full show notes and links: https://SoloCoder.com/87
Andy Hunt is one of the 17 Agile Manifesto authors, and a well-known author, publisher and musician. Andy has long impressed me with his commitment to the discipline of software development. Unlike those who get lost in arcane techniques and tools, Andy has long championed a straightforward pragmatic approach. Along with fellow manifesto author Dave Hunt, Andy authored the seminal book, The Pragmatic Programmer as far back as October 1999. Andy and Dave also founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf series of books with a simple goal: to improve the lives of professional developers. Andy and Dave create timely, practical books and videos to help developers learn and practice their craft, and accelerate their careers. They incorporate stories and analogies like the broken windows theory and the boiling frog to convey concepts in simple, memorable ways. Andy has written over a dozen books, including science fiction novels, and tweets about code, life, and zen at @PragmaticAndy.