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Saturday, February 18 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Coding in the Clink: Ask me anything

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Coding in the Clink: Ask Me Anything

Dan Wiebe, Kristen Smith, and Guy Royse have been to prison dozens of times. No, not like that! They help teach prisoners how to program to help them build job skills so that they might have better lives when they get out. Here's your chance to ask them anything about their experience and what they do.

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Guy Royse

A born and bred Ohio native, Guy has a basic urge to create that has been a burden his entire life. Where others would choose arts and crafts, he has chosen to channel this urge into creating beautiful software. Guy was introduced to computers before he learned algebra and before Tron. He was immediately and irrevocably sucked into their alluring beauty. In fact, the draw of programming was so strong and one might call his career more of a... Read More →
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Kristen Smith

Software Craftsman, Pillar
Kristen started out as one of the first apprentices at Pillar and has worked here for over 6 years. In that time, she has worked on 9 different projects, and though she has worked in every region, she has not yet had the opportunity to visit the Des Moines Forge!
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Dan Wiebe

More than three decades as a professional software developer; more than ten years as an Agile developer and more than five as an Agile developer coach. Experience with many tech stacks, but most passionate about creating high-quality business value at great speed regardless of technology. Good written and verbal communications skills. Experienced with successful Agile practices such as test-driven development, pairing, continuous integration... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am
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