Craftsmanship Tour: New York Times
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In May, while visiting New York City, I dropped by the New York Times to code with Derek Willis and, impromptu, Dan Berko. I worked with both at the Washington Post (and saw many other familiar names on doors, online journalism is a small town).

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Software Craftsmanship Tour: Aidan Rogers
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A few weeks ago I met up with Aidan Rogers to hack on some code. Aidan and I were coworkers at Cambrian House a few years ago.

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Craftsmanship Tour: Jim Ray
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Last Tuesday I spent the afternoon with Jim Ray at the excellent Hooked coffeeshop in Denver, CO (and then I spent the next several days sick from a bad meal and recovering, so this post got delayed).

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Craftsmanship Tour: David W. Allen
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I’m in Grand Junction, Colorado because it seemed as good as any a place to start traveling. I have family in Denver and plans to ski, so why not tour the state a while? Once I knew I was coming to Grand Junction, I remembered GitHub can be searched by location and I got curious, so I did the search.

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Craftsmanship Tour: 8th Light
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The second stop on my craftsmanship tour was last Friday at 8th Light. They’re a local Chicago consultancy that’s active in the software craftsmanship community, especially in building the new Chicago SC group.

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Craftsmanship Tour: Obtiva
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Last month when I started planning my travels of indefinite duration, I ran into the blog On Being a Journeyman Software Developer by Corey Haines. He spent the end of 2008 and most of 2009 traveling around the United States pair programming in exchange for room and board, trading knowledge and having interesting discussions. I saw it and thought, “Hey, I could do that.”

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