Livestreaming the opening keynotes for JAX DevOps 2019!
JAX DevOps 2019 has officially opened and we’ve got you covered if you can’t make it to the UK this year. We’re livestreaming today’s keynotes for JAX DevOps 2019. So, set your alarms for 9:00 and 13:30 GMT if you want to tune into today’s keynotes.
JAX DevOps is a four-day conference for software experts featuring in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies and methodologies for lean businesses.
With 30+ international speakers and industry experts, JAX DevOps is the event to watch for software delivery revolution for accelerated delivery cycles, faster changes in functionality and increased quality in delivery.
But sometimes, you just can’t make it to the UK. So, we’ve got you covered! We’re reporting live from London this year, with livestreams of today’s keynotes!
Watch the opening keynote live here:
Welcome and Opening Keynote: taking back Software Engineering – Craftsmanship is not enough – Dave Farley
9:00 am GMT
Would you fly in a plane designed by a craftsman or would you prefer your aircraft to be designed by engineers? Engineering is the application of iterative, empirical, practical science to real-world problems. Craftsmanship is a wonderful thing, and as a reaction to the terrible abuses of the term Engineering in software development, Software Craftsmanship has helped in our learning of what really works. The term “Software Engineering” has gained a bad reputation. It implies big up-front design and mathematically provable models in place of working code. However, that is down to our interpretation, not a problem with Engineering as a discipline.
In recent years, we have discovered what really works in software development. Not everyone practices an approach like Continuous Delivery, but it is widely seen as representing the current state-of-the-art in software development. This is because, at its root, CD is about the application of an iterative, practical, empirical, maybe even science-based approach to solving problems in software development. Is this a form of Software Engineering? Software isn’t bridge-building, it is not a car or aircraft development either, but then neither is Chemical Engineering, neither is Electrical Engineering. Engineering is different in different disciplines. Maybe it is time for us to begin thinking about retrieving the term Software Engineering, maybe it’s time to define what our Engineering discipline should entail.
We acknowledge that we can’t change culture, but we can change behavior. Culture is the sum of values and behavior. But what makes humans behave the way we do and how can we influence behavior and model it the way we want to?
In this talk, hobbyist neuroscientist Helen Beal will apply what she’s observed through driving and coaching countless DevOps evolutions to what she’s learned about neuroscience. She’ll provide practical tips to create a high trust, empowered culture where value outcomes can be delivered at pace with resilience.