AGL 243: Christopher Judd

About Christopher

Christopher Judd is CTO and partner at Manifest Solutions (, an international speaker, Java Champion, an open source evangelist, and the Central Ohio Java Users Group ( leader.  He is an accomplished writer having co-authored Beginning Groovy and Grails (Apress, 2008), Enterprise Java Development on a Budget (Apress, 2003) and Pro Eclipse JST (Apress, 2005) as well as the author of the children’s book “Bearable Moments”.  Based in Columbus Ohio, he has spent over 25 years architecting and developing software for organizations ranging from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups across various industries including insurance, health care, education, retail, government, manufacturing, service, and transportation.  Mr. Judd spends most of his time consulting while continuing to focus on mentoring and training in Java, mobile and related technologies.

Manifest Solutions Corp.

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Today We Talked About

  • Chris’s background
  • Act like an owner
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Make companies successful
  • Bootcamp
  • Understanding Engineering Principles
  • Pragmatic thinking and learning
  • Pair Programming and TDD
  • The hours you invest is important
  • Interviewing skills
  • How to learn
  • How to assess technology
  • The technology hype curve
  • Never eat alone
    • Conference Commandos
    • Craftsman Dinner
  • Codemash
  • Building IT leader of tomorrow.


Connect with Chris

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