Friday, January 30, 2009

Talk with Jeff McWherter

Jeff McWherter (blog) organized the Michigan tour, talking to companies like TechSmith and GreenStone, looking for places to allow me to visit. He hosted a hack fest on Monday night, then a get-together on Wednesday night. Along with his wife, Carla McWherter, he put up with me not just from Sunday until Thursday, he didn't even seem to mind when I stayed there an extra night to avoid driving in the bad weather at night. I want to express how grateful I am to him for the great experience while I was out there.

Jeff is one of the founder of the GLUGNET user group, co-organizer for many Day of Dot Nets, Givecamps, Hackfests, Techfests and all sort of great community events in the area. Jeff also helped organize a software apprenticeship programming with Lansing Community College.

Jeff was a good enough to sit down with me for both a "How I Got Started In Programming" and a Programming Tour video, embedded below. I really enjoyed our conversation, covering his views on craftmanship, apprenticeship and lots of other topics. Enjoy!

Talk with Jeff McWherter from Corey Haines on Vimeo.