Software Craftsmanship
North America

New York City

April 19th, 2018

A thought-provoking retreat for people who are not afraid to question, to evolve, and who constantly seek to grow their craft and the team of people around them.


SCNA is a software conference for anyone looking to improve their craft, their community, and themselves.

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Bonus Talk

We missed Federico Spedalieri this year, but he was gracious enough to record his scheduled talk and share it with us.

Quantum computing holds the promise of vastly more efficient information processing devices that could revolutionize a wide range of fields. First generation quantum computing devices have been commercially available for a few years, and others are being developed both by industry and government agencies. But how are these machines programmed? In this talk I will give a brief introduction to quantum computing and discuss some of the challenges one encounters when programming these devices

Last years Speakers

Previous Talks

Teal Organization in Development (or is it Production)

Amanda Laucher

Panel Discussion

Woody Zuill, Nolan Patterson, Amanda Laucher, Ken Auer

Is the best software written alone?

Elizabeth Engelman

System Architecture as Network Data

Bobby Norton

Computational Thinking

Sarah Aslanifar

Mob Programming: A Whole Team Approach

Woody Zuill

Software Craftsmanship and the Safety Critical World

Philip Markgraf


Michael Feathers

Learning as a Team

Audrey Troutt

Reviving a Community with Code

John Graham & Amanda Laucher

Panel Discussion

Amanda Laucher, Ray Hightower, Michael Feathers, & Uncle Bob

Consequences of an Insightful Algorithm

Carina Zona

Exploring Parallelism With Parallella and Raspberry Pi

Ray Hightower

How to Scratch an Itch

Justin Searls

How to make your software live forever

Christin Gorman

What if I suck? Confessions of a WTF contributor

Iris Classon

Inspecting Variables

Enrique Comba Riepenhausen

Factory, Workshop, Stage

Sarah Mei

Hosted By

8th Light is an agile software consultancy with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and New York City. We are passionate about building productive long-term partnerships with our clients, our employees, and the software community.

Our team of multi-disciplined software crafters and designers are experts in applying the principles and practices of software craftsmanship in all different languages and frameworks. We craft beautiful applications for your web, mobile, and embedded projects. 8th Light also offers apprenticeships to push the limits of your knowledge in software development.

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