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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

Development Lead, IBM Cloud Garage
Who are you ?I'm an IBMer, a doctor (only of physics, not of medicine!), a mum, and totally absent-minded.What do you do for a living ?I'm a consultant in the IBM Cloud Garage. I get to do all sorts of cool things with clients in all sorts of industries, from banking to catering to... Read More →

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

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