For the first time there were two of us from Obtiva at speakerconf, a fast-paced brain-stretching invite-only technology conference organized by Jay Fields and Josh Graham. Our chief scientist, Michael Feathers, spoke about empirically measuring the "shape" of our software systems, particularly at the intersection of file churn and complexity. Expect to hear more on this from Michael in the coming year. I spoke about "Stretching Toward Incompetency". If you're interested in what that means, here's a late night rehearsal of my talk just before I flew to speakerconf.