08 December 2016


Steve Smith talks with Dave Rael about the intersections of entrepreneurship and software development, mentoring, education, and social rewards

Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He provides mentoring and training workshops for teams with the desire to improve. Steve has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for over 10 consecutive years, and is a frequent speaker at software developer conferences and events. He is the top contributor to the official documentation on ASP.NET Core and enjoys helping others write maintainable, testable applications using Microsoft’s developer tools. Connect with Steve at ardalis.com.

Steve's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Deliver vertical slices of functionality rather than horizontal layers
  2. Make sure to build the right things and not just to build the thing right
  3. Trust must be given before it can be earned

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