The meeting that changed how we build software

The Stack Overflow Podcast

Jim Highsmith, an original signatory on the Agile Manifesto, tells Ben and Ryan about what software development looked like at the time of the Apollo program, the evolution of user interface, and the meeting where “17 adventurous techies changed the world.” Plus: How a savvy shoe choice helped introduce Agile to Nike.

Jim is a pioneering software developer who was one of 17 original signatories to the Agile Manifesto.

His first engineering job was on a little NASA program you may have heard of: Project Apollo.

His latest book is Wild West to Agile: Adventures in software development evolution and revolution; get your copy here.

Find Jim on LinkedIn or his website.

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