Manifesto Brain Snack

Kellie Hayashida assembled a promo for the 10th anniversary of the agile manifesto for which she requested an "brain snack" from each of the authors. Ward Cunningham reflects on agile collaborations. (1 min)

I provided the requested audio file along with a written copy of the snack and an appropriate version of my bio all delivered only one day after the extended deadline of May 31, 2011.


Expect to be surprised and delighted in your interactions with both people and machines every day. Unexplained absence of delight is a smell that deserves investigation. Don't hesitate to look at yourself or the givens in the space around you. People like to be delighted. If the problem were simple it would have fixed itself already.

Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities supported by his WikiWikiWeb. Ward hosts the He is a founder of the Hillside Group and there created the Pattern Languages of Programs conferences which continues to be held all over the word.