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Stop Keeping the Lights On

Regular Session

Often developers are paid to merely "keep the lights on" when they could instead be forces of innovation. This type of work is typically less rewarding than more creative, challenging endeavors and can lead to increased turnover, increased apathy, and decreased software quality. This session explores various anti-patterns and obstacles within organizations that make it hard for developers to do their best work. Solutions will be proposed to both the developer and the manager to move past the roadblocks and empower innovation.
This session is ideal for those who understand that something is wrong with their company culture and work environment, but can’t put their finger on exactly what is wrong. This would also be a good fit for managers that are new to their role, or feel that they aren’t connecting with their team.
Michael Dowden

Product Architect


A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on March 28 - 30, 2018 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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