09 November 2015


Ward Cunningham talks with Dave Rael about lasting impact, correlating with the history of computing and software, creating Wiki, and following your joy, curiosity, and discovery

Ward Cunningham is the American computer programmer who developed the first wiki and HyperCard. A pioneer in both design patterns and Extreme Programming, he started programming the software WikiWikiWeb in 1994 and installed it on the website of his software consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham (commonly known by its domain name, c2.com), on March 25, 1995, as an add-on to the Portland Pattern Repository. He pioneered ways of understanding object-oriented programming and patterns and innovated the design methodology of using class-responsibility-collaboration cards.

Ward's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. The shortest path exceeding expectations rarely goes through meeting expecations
  2. Recpect your own joy and curiosity and discovery
  3. Be willing to give up all the work you've done before to find something better - there's something new and you're job is to discover it

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