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Software Engineering – Then, Now, and Next

Twenty years ago Google was struggling to search the vast amount of data in the web, while Amazon was struggling to move an increasing volume of transactions through its monolithic architecture. Their solutions broke new ground in software engineering even as they enabled the companies to thrive.

Creative approaches to digital technology have been fundamental in enabling the massive scale and incredible speed of today’s digital giants. More than that, they are at the core of every successful digital transformation. This talk will discuss how software engineering has been changed by the scale and speed required of digital companies in the past, now, and in the future.


Mary Poppendieck

Author of Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit

Mary Poppendieck’s first job was programming the #2 Electronic Switching System at Bell Labs in 1967. She programmed minicomputers to control high-energy physics experiments at the University of Wisconsin during the 1970’s. Moving to 3M, Mary developed digital systems to control...

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Wednesday Nov 10 / 03:10PM EST (40 minutes)

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