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Thursday, May 5 • 3:55pm - 4:40pm
Better Ways of Developing Software. Or, Coding Like a Unicorn

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The way software is developed and run in production has changed dramatically over the past ten years. These changes are just now reaching the “mainstream” who are looking to respond to the idea that “software is eating the world” and use software like all the “unicorns” we read about in the market. Getting your advice strictly from unicorn companies can feel a lot like getting dieting advice from celebrities: it sure will work if you have unlimited resources, few constraints, and, well, are already successful. What can the rest of shlubs who actually work in “the real world do” to get closer to the benefits of being “cloud native”?

This talk answers that question by looking at the current state of IT and how the role of IT has changed in recent years: if around ⅔ of businesses think IT doesn’t help them innovate, how is IT going to be effective in an era where custom written software is key to surviving and thriving in a business world where competitive advantages are now highly transient? Building on my observations in recent years about what technologies are helping organizations and, more importantly, the organizational and process (“culture,” the unicorns call it) the rest of the talk goes over how organizations can switch up their tools and approach to IT to code like a unicorn.

See a rehearsal recording of this presentation here, as well as slides for various versions of it: http://cote.io/2016/03/03/unicorn-coding/.



Speakers
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Michael Coté

Director of Technical Marketing, Pivotal
Michael Coté works at Pivotal in technical marketing. He’s been an industry analyst at 451 Research and RedMonk, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He blogs and podcasts at Cote.io and is @cote in Twitter. | | See https://cote.io/speaking/ for more.


Thursday May 5, 2016 3:55pm - 4:40pm
Conference Room A Eagle Crest Conference Center & Resort

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