Interesting talk with Ken Kocienda, covering his experience on product management and software design at Apple. Kocienda was a software engineer at Apple during Steve Jobs second time as CEO. Kocienda has since written a book – Creative Selection about his experiences.
Interesting bits include:
- Apple’s approach to open source in 2001
- The role of demos in Apple’s development process
- The concept of a “Directly Responsible Individual”
- The role of whimsy and playfulness in designing software