Teacher of the Year 2015 Finalist Erik Dietrich


Erik is a software architect, team leader and technologist.

An active blogger with extensive experience teaching and demonstrating software development techniques, Erik’s has been recently focusing on the .NET framework, though over the years he has worked with C++, Java, and a number of other languages.

His projects range from low level driver and kernel module programming all the way up to user interface design. He has produced four courses with Pluralsight:

Making the Business Case for Best Practices
Home Automation Fundamentals
Practical NDepend
Continuous Testing with NCrunch

His most recent course is featured in my Top 10 Pluralsight courses

Erik is producing a video series on programming Chess with Test Driven Development. This begins with his blog post TDD and modeling a chess game and the video is introduced in Part 2

His book on Starting to Unit Test: Not as hard as you think has received perfect customer review scores on Amazon.

Teaching Work in 2015

At the time of writing, Erik’s chess TDD series is now 45 parts long.

He’s worked on a software craftsmanship coaching program at Ford, and developed a program for assessing software deliver teams their. He is now also coaching several other organizations.

In response to reader questions, he’s started doing a lot more career/technical advice posts on his blog.

He’s also written two posts on how to build a code metric.

Erik is currently writing a new book called developer hegemony which is available here

He is also working on and instructional product, currently secret. Erik will be publishing details of this as soon as it’s ready.

If you have been inspired by any of Erik’s work, please leave a comment below to say thank you.

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Other Finalists

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Kate Gregory
Steve McConnell
Tomas Petricek

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