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Thursday, December 12 • 10:45am - 11:40am
The Importance of Fun in the Workplace

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Speaker pitch
An in-depth look at what makes software development a roller coaster where the highs of 0 compiler warnings are quickly cancelled out by the pain of long hours, bad requirements, endless configuration, clueless managers and a plethora of other issues which make death by a thousand cuts seem like a good idea….
They will answer questions such as: “Why is programming often called an art despite having its underpinnings in formal logic?” “How can I rediscover the delight I felt when I first started coding?” “What’s that rush I feel when my test passes? Am I addicted to TDD?”
Combining Psychology, Philosophy and Computer Science, Dr Holly Cummins will present a series of practical tips to help you rediscover the euphoria that you felt the very first time a metal box in front of you came to life and cried out “Hello World”.

Why did we choose it ?
To start the conference with a feel good attitude. To be honest, we didn't know at this time that this session will be at the beginning of the conference. We believe that mindset and culture are as important as frameworks when we talk about software development, and this talk fits with this belief. Enjoy and have fun.

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Holly Cummins

Worldwide IBM Garage Developer Lead, IBM
Holly Cummins is the worldwide development practice lead for the IBM Garage. As part of the Cloud Garage, Holly delivers technology-enabled innovation to clients across a range of industries, from banking to catering to retail to NGOs. She has led projects to count fish, help a blind... Read More →

Thursday December 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:40am CET
Limit WIP - 80p Salle de commission 2.2