oopsla2000

I could not believe what I have just found!

My OOPSLA 2000 conference badge.

It was on a folder with some old USA documents.

Uau, and only a few weeks ago I posted a blog post about a preface where I mention OOPSLA 2000 on it.

It was my first talk on an international conference. And it was when I first came across agile methodologies.

For some odd reason, I bought one book at the conference. It was a book by Kent Beck. I was interested on design pattern and smalltalk back then. But Kent Beck had just released a book with a weird name: eXtreme Programming. Oh well. I bought it and was exposed to something different.

Needless to say, it is one of these books that change the directions you take going forward.

I am not on smalltalk or OO anymore. But I have to say I still mention many things I learned from my first agile book.

xp-book

Btw, my talk at OOPSLA 200 was about an architecture for Object Oriented programming on the internet. This was the topic of my MSc thesis. Little did I know that I was about to drop that idea of big upfront architecture design.