Dave Hoover

Dave Hoover

For inquiries contact

Press inquiries

Biography

Dave Hoover is the Chief Craftsman at Obtiva where he helps lead Obtiva's Software Studio and apprenticeship program. Dave has been developing software since 2000, when he left a career in child and family therapy. In 2002, Dave read Pete McBreen's Software Craftsmanship, which re-framed Dave's understanding of software development and how people become great software developers. Dave has become increasingly passionate about learning and has dedicated several years of his career to thinking, writing, and speaking about apprenticeship. Over the last couple years, on most days, you'd find Dave coding Ruby and Rails as the lead developer for Mad Mimi, one of his clients at Obtiva. Dave also enjoys all sorts of endurance sports.

Areas of Expertise:

  • software development
  • Ruby
  • Java
  • agile development
  • programming

Books

Blog

A History of Independence July 04 2015Read more
A History of Independence July 04 2015Read more
Permission granted May 18 2015Read more
Permission granted May 18 2015Read more
Responding to Jeff Casimir August 20 2014Read more
Responding to Jeff Casimir August 20 2014Read more
A prospective student asked me June 24 2014Read more
A prospective student asked me June 24 2014Read more
What Misogyny Is June 07 2014Read more
What Misogyny Is June 07 2014Read more
DBC: this strange and beautiful place April 23 2014Read more
DBC: this strange and beautiful place April 23 2014Read more
Dispelling Mythical Holacracy April 03 2014Read more
Dispelling Mythical Holacracy April 03 2014Read more
Sexism and Oppression: From Oblivion to Action March 05 2014Read more
Sexism and Oppression: From Oblivion to Action March 05 2014Read more
Experiences with sexism February 28 2014Read more
Experiences with sexism February 28 2014Read more
The Last Thing We Need February 27 2014Read more
The Last Thing We Need February 27 2014Read more
An Old-School Solution for Today's Skills Gap February 11 2014Read more
An Old-School Solution for Today's Skills Gap February 11 2014Read more
3 Phases of Beginner Software Developers December 31 2013Read more
3 Phases of Beginner Software Developers December 31 2013Read more
Precious Journey, Changing Gears October 27 2013Read more
Precious Journey, Changing Gears October 27 2013Read more
I never saved anything for the swim back June 23 2013Read more
I never saved anything for the swim back June 23 2013Read more
DLG + DBc: Heads down June 20 2013Read more
DLG + DBc: Heads down June 20 2013Read more
liz learns ruby: Conversations about wizardry, gender, and diversity June 07 2013Read more
liz learns ruby: Conversations about wizardry, gender, and diversity June 07 2013Read more
The Support to Succeed June 07 2013Read more
The Support to Succeed June 07 2013Read more
Jumping with Joy at the Challenge of something New April 17 2013Read more
Jumping with Joy at the Challenge of something New April 17 2013Read more
Diana Kimball: A Day of Dev Bootcamp February 20 2013Read more
Diana Kimball: A Day of Dev Bootcamp February 20 2013Read more
Latent Human Potential pisses me off January 02 2013Read more
Latent Human Potential pisses me off January 02 2013Read more

Praise

“Short, concise, well-written, highly useful...All in all, this is a solid read.”
— Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad
“While this book won’t teach you a new technology, it will most definitely help you learn that new technology in a way that is sustainable over the long haul. Incorporating these mindsets into your life will do wonders to make you feel much more competent, as well as helping you to enjoy the journey along the way. Apprenticeship Patterns is a highly recommended read.”
— Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings
“Well presented and easy-to-read advice.”
— Sue Gee, I Programmer