Dave Hoover from Obtiva invited me to their office and took me out to lunch at a fantastic Greek restaurant (I had a vegetarian mousaka, and I ate the leftovers for dinner on Saturday). After lunch, I stuck around their office and paired with some of the people there. Before Dave left, we had a great conversation about Obtiva, software craftsmanship, being an apprentice and development as part of your life and his book, Apprenticeship Patterns. I've been slowly working my through the online version over the past few weeks, and I'm enjoying it. There is also a tree-based version coming out in March, 2009.
To top it all off, Dave further sponsored the tour by purchasing a Vimeo Plus membership for me, so I could upload these great videos in a timely fashion.
Dave Hoover Conversation from Corey Haines on Vimeo.