Dave Hoover, one of my fellow colleagues at Obtiva, is collaborating with the people at 8th Light to bring us one of the first conferences focused on software craftsmanship (Software Craftsmanship North America):
I originally got introduced to the idea of Software Craftsmanship while reading the Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and Dave Thomas, and later learned more about it through the book titled Software Craftsmanship by Pete-McBreen.
I even blogged about Software Craftsmanship contrasting it with Software Engineering over here:
Well, if you want to learn more about it, InfoQ recently posted an interview with Dave Hoover clarifying the purpose and goals behind the conference:
Feel free to post a comment if you have any questions about it