Are you a slacker? Always looking for shortcuts? Those aren’t personality flaws–they’re how good programmers turn difficult challenges into manageable tasks. In fact, if you’re a programmer spending most of your time programming (vs. thinking, planning, and discussing) then you’re probably doing it the hard way. In this session professional slacker and hack programmer Phillip Kerman looks at where the “real” programming takes place: in specification writing, doing “studies” and prototypes, and communicating with clients.