Our annual tradition of getting together and discussing books has continued into its fourth year! It’s not a book club in the traditional sense. Instead, we invite attendees to Bring-a-Book (or blog post, podcast, other media) that has influenced them.
This year we ran it online again, and the number of people around meant it was good to discuss topics as a single group. The entries are as follows, in no particular order.
- “Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow” by Matthew Skelton, Manuel Pais, Edward Bauer
- “The Art of Agile Development” 2nd edition by James Shore and Shane Warden
- “The Chimp Paradox” by Prof. Steve Peters
- “Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow” by Daniel Kahneman
- “Extreme Programing” by Kent Beck
- “Building Mobile Apps at Scale: 39 Engineering Challenges” by Gergely Orosz
- “The starfish and the spider” by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom
- “A Philosophy of Software Design” by John Osterhout
- “Invisible Women” by Caroline Criado Perez
- “Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions” by Brian Christian, Griffiths - audiobook recommended
- “To Mock a Mockingbird” by Raymond Smullyan
- “Don’t Make Me Think” by Steve Krug
- “The Tyranny of Structurelessness” by Daniel Kahneman
- “Programming Erlang” by Joe Armstrong
- “The Paradox of Choice” by Barry Schwartz, Ken Kliban, et al.
- “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K Le Guin
- “The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing’s Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine” by Charles Petzold
- “Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software” by Nadia Eghbal
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