Keynote - Growing Better Programmers

By Guy Davidson

The demand for capable, talented programmers is growing at an alarming rate: alarming, that is, if you are trying to hire one. An even worse problem is the difficulty in hiring senior developers.

The obvious solution is to hire from within, to develop your own talent, bringing experience of the product and the code base to senior engineering. How do we do that? How do we grow better programmers? How do we retain our improved staff? How do we broaden the pool of talent to choose from? How do we improve and magnify the C++ developer community?

This talk will look at investments you can make within your company and outside your direct sphere of influence to yield the returns you need to keep your product in development and riding high in the marketplace, and to make the C++ community a better place to be.