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.