Ward Cunningham talks with Dave Rael about lasting impact, correlating with the history of computing and software, creating Wiki, and following your joy, curiosity, and discovery
Ward Cunningham is the American computer programmer who developed the first wiki and HyperCard. A pioneer in both design patterns and Extreme Programming, he started programming the software WikiWikiWeb in 1994 and installed it on the website of his software consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham (commonly known by its domain name, c2.com), on March 25, 1995, as an add-on to the Portland Pattern Repository. He pioneered ways of understanding object-oriented programming and patterns and innovated the design methodology of using class-responsibility-collaboration cards.
0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Ward Cunningham
2:56 - The nonlinearity of people and software that liberates the user
6:24 - The philosophy of Wiki and open creativity and collaboration - also the problems of disingenuous