Every organization that develops software wants to be innovative and adaptable, retain happy and healthy employees, pay minimal maintenance costs, delight customers and earn record profits. Yet such goals remain largely unattainable for many institutions because they ignore one key priority: worker safety.
While we don’t think of software developers injuring themselves like factory workers in a plant, if you listen to the language programmers use to describe problems you will hear phrases riddled with injury metaphors: “We got burned by that release”, “That code is a minefield”, “Our data is getting clobbered“, “We’ve been firefighting all day.”
There are unsafe working conditions all along the software development pipeline: stressful schedules, debilitating defects, crushing complexity, burdensome builds, difficult deployments, inadequate infrastructure, crashing code and ungainly usability.
Prioritizing worker safety means empowering employees to make their code base, workspace, process and products inherently safer. It leads to safe coding, safe planning, safe sitting or standing, safe innovation and experimentation, safe production monitoring and safe recovery from failure.
In this talk I’ll explain how Industrial Logic has made safety our number one priority, what specific changes we’ve made and the excellent results we are obtaining from this new focus.
Speaker: Joshua Kerievsky – CEO and Founder, Industrial Logic, Inc.
Date/Time: 3/12/13 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: BancVue, 4516 Seton Center Pkwy, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759
To Register (and for more info): http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5562296980.