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The Business Aware Developer

By Abigail from Philadelphia.pm, NY.pm, AmsterdamX.pm
Date: Saturday, 12 November 2011 11:30
Duration: 40 minutes
Language: English


Programming in a business environment puts some unique requirements
on the programmer. While "best programming practises" get a lot of
attention, "business awareness" is often neglected.

In this talk, we'll take some lessons from a large, successful company
(market leader in its field) whose technical platform is driven by Perl,
and look what "business skills" they require from their programmers.

We will see that not everything that is considered "best programming
practise" always makes sense business wise. After all, while many
businesses have an IT department, and many people in the audience
work for an IT development, most businesses make their money selling goods
or services that aren't code. For a business, code usually is a means,
not a goal.


Attended by: Sam Kington (‎skington‎), Oliver Gorwits, Matthew Black, Christopher Hanna (‎Chad‎), Marco Fontani (‎mfontani‎), Stuart Dodds, Darius Jokilehto, Ian Norton (‎idn‎), Neil Hemingway (‎neilh‎), Colin Bradford (‎cjbradford‎), Nuria Arranz-Velazquez, Anatolie Mazur (‎Mask‎), Martin Evans (‎mjevans‎), Alex BurzyƄski (‎AJGB‎), James Aitken (‎LoonyPandora‎), Daniel Lukasiak, Serife Hawkins-Ozer, Simon Williams, lm, David Precious (‎bigpresh‎), SteveN Jordan, Dark Knight, kevin dawson (‎bowtie‎), Nick Morrott, Dominic Thoreau, Graeme Hewson, stuart Skelton, Marcus Duyzend,