Room 7 

13:40 - 14:40 


Talk (60 min)

Intentional Code - Minimalism in a World of Dogmatic Design

A brief history of Design in software, reflecting on the history of the design patterns movement, clean code, and the long shadow they have cast over software development in the 2010s and beyond.

Programming Languages

In this session we'll talk about intentionality in software design - and how you can radically simplify the way you build applications today to make them more meaningful to the humans that maintain them.

A radical look into why *every single character matters*, and why you should probably burn your copies of Clean Code.

David Whitney

David is the founder of Electric Head Software, working as an independent software consultant based in London focusing on iterative software delivery, developer mentoring and cultural change - mostly working with London-based organisations and start-ups.

David has previously served as the chief coding technical architect for JustGiving, and helped market-leading organisations including JUST-EAT, Trainline and Vodafone improve their technical capabilities.

You can find his open source projects on NuGet and GitHub, follow him on Twitter @david_whitney, or check out his technical blog at