Battle Of The Belly Buttons

Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan & Michael “Doc” Norton | 01:30 – 02:45


There is an epic battle brewing.  This battle is poised to shake the development community to its’ very foundation.  It is the battle between the Innies and the Outies.  Watch, in horror, as two well known belly buttons, one from Detroit and the other from London, direct Doc and Cheezy to take two radically different approaches to test driving the same application.  One will take an inside-out approach to developing the application while the other will work outside-in.  To add more intrigue to this battle, Doc and Cheezy will be using _TWO DIFFERENT EDITORS_.  If you’re a craftsman this is one battle you will not want to miss because the winner of this battle will define the future of software development.


Chief technology officer and a co-founder of LeanDog, Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan has been coaching teams on agile and lean techniques since 2004 with a focus on the engineering practices. For the past three years he has experienced great success and recognition for his work focused on helping teams adopt Acceptance Test-driven Development using Cucumber. He has authored several popular Ruby gems used by software testers throughout the world, teaches Cucumber classes and workshops, and is the author of the book, Cucumber & Cheese—A Testers Workshop.

Michael Norton (Doc) is a software delivery professional working to make the world of software development a better place. Having spent several years as an agile coach, Doc helped teams of all sizes learn and apply the principles of agile software development. Today, as Director of Engineering for Groupon, Doc shares this experience in a uniquely face-paced environment. Doc’s experience covers a wide range of development topics. He declares expertise in no single language or methodology and is immediately suspicious of anyone who declares such expertise. A frequent speaker, Doc is passionate about helping others become better developers, working with teams to improve delivery, and Software Craftsmanship.