Ig1 Satelites, Software, & a Bucket of Water

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Thousands of satellites orbit our planet every day, yet very few fall to earth. Why? What can software developers learn from the discipline of satellite engineering? The presenter will draw parallels between software development and satellite engineering using a tiny bit of humor and a bucket of water.

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  • Ig1 Satelites, Software, & a Bucket of Water

    1. 1. Software, Satellites, and a Bucket of Water <ul><li>Raymond T. Hightower </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @RayHightower </li></ul>IgniteChi.org
    2. 2. Software Development IgniteChi.org
    3. 3. Satellites IgniteChi.org
    4. 4. Bucket of Water IgniteChi.org
    5. 5. Programming Progress Lines of Code KLOCs IgniteChi.org
    6. 6. Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. - Bill Gates IgniteChi.org
    7. 7. Heavy satellites? IgniteChi.org
    8. 8. Bucket of Water IgniteChi.org
    9. 9. Satellite engineers don’t fight gravity. IgniteChi.org
    10. 10. (c) 1998-2006 Benjamin Crowell, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. IgniteChi.org
    11. 11. Orbit happens when the forces balance. IgniteChi.org
    12. 12. Back to Software… IgniteChi.org
    13. 13. What the user needs. What software can deliver. Strike a balance through listening & partnership. IgniteChi.org
    14. 14. Success happens when the forces balance. IgniteChi.org
    15. 15. What about the bucket? IgniteChi.org
    16. 16. Bucket of water. Upside down, overhead. Dry or drenched? IgniteChi.org
    17. 17. It works! IgniteChi.org
    18. 18. Software, Satellites, and a Bucket of Water <ul><li>Raymond T. Hightower </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @RayHightower </li></ul>IgniteChi.org

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