Mina is a passionate and certified IT architect with 18 years of experience of software development. The latest 10 years she has been working on high-performance financial market systems at SunGard Front Arena, Stockholm. With a Serbian persistence and a Swedish practicality Mina achieves to find lightweight, agile architectural solutions, delivered on time and within budget.
Mina was a speaker on several industry conferences, such as Optional Conference 2015, ALE 2014, GeeCON 2014, Agile Prague 2012, ICSEA 2011 and CEE-SECR 2010. She holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and a Ph Lic in Computer Science.
Pecha Kucha: Software Development through Darwin’s eyes
Once upon a time people didn’t know too much about the origin of the species. Many different theories have been raised, starting from ancient Greek philosophers such as Anaximander, via Lamarck and von Däniken. In 1859 came a revolutionary explanation, when Charles Darwin published “Origin of the species”. One of his main contributions to the theory of evolution was a plausible mechanism called “natural selection”. There are always variations within a species. Some advantageous variations allow members of the species to survive better than others. Natural selection is the preservation of a functional advantage that enables a species to compete better in the wild.
Can we consider software systems as ”species” and apply some of the Darwin’s principles when developing them? Can the ”MVP concept” and the ”pivot or persevere” strategy be used in order to discover the right variation, i.e. “genotype” of the system, which could guarantee its survival on the tough business market?
Welcome to this entertaining pecha-kucha talk, to learn more about the theory of the evolution. Through the comparison of this theory to software development, we will try to find an answer to how to build sustainable, agile software systems, which are responsive to the challenges of a volatile business environments.
Learning outcome: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change”, Darwin
Target audience: everyone