In the international bestseller 'Thinking, Fast and Slow', Daniel Kahneman explains how we as human beings think and reason, and perhaps surprisingly how our thought processes are often fundamentally flawed and biased.
This talk briefly explores the ideas presented in the book in the context of professional software development.
As software developers we all like to think that we are highly logical, and make only rational choices, but after reading the book I'm not so sure. Here I'll share my thinking on thinking.
The primary advice I will be sharing is how to make better decisions in our day-to-day work as software developers (or at least think about thinking). This talk will be presented with slides, with a strict limit on the number of cat pictures included
Professional Software Development: Thinking Fast and Slow
Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant, and currently specialises in enabling continuous delivery within organisations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing strategies. Daniel’s technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. He also contributes to several open source projects, writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and Voxxed, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon and JavaOne.