The panel of Øredev 2009 proved to be a great group of people ready to take the panel format further.
As the moderator I wanted something other than your daddy’s discussion – something edgy or just plain edutainment.
I certainly got what I asked :-)
The folks on the stage were:
James Bach – Author of Lessons Learned in Software Testing
Ola Bini – Thoughtworker, core developer of JRuby and creator of Ioke
Stu Halloway – Author of Programming Clojure
Scott Hanselman – Principal Programmer at MS and general spreader of good info for developers
Oren Eini (Ayende Rahien) – NHibernate Profiler, NHibernate, Castle, Rhino Mocks
Chris Hughes – AT&T iPhone Hacker
Scott Hanselman did a great job of setting up a live feed together with the Øredev people.
Here’s a good page from Scott, http://bit.ly/3C2UIi, on the event with video and everything.
Oh, and the non-computer related books that the panel recommended:
* The Gathering Storm (12th book of The Wheel Of Time) – Neil Jordan
* Anathem – Neal Stephenson +1
* Gödel Escher Bach – Douglas Hofstadter
* Replay – Ken Grimwood
* Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihaly