From Garbage In - Garbage Out to Slopping Out!

Date/Time:
Tuesday 8 March 2016
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue:
Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre, Pershore Road, Birmingham, B5 7RN

Cost:
Free to attend. Open to all. 
Bookings after 3 March are not guaranteed for the buffet. 

Details:

Errors in specifying and developing systems - from an internet kettle to an autonomous vehicle - can have catastrophic, even fatal, consequences, yes even with the kettle and not in the way you might think. When it comes to a court trial, which may even involve criminal charges, who will carry the can?

The writer of the imperfect specification that meant a plane crashed?

The coder who wrongly guessed at what was needed and caused car brakes to fail? The tester who missed the problem which left the system wide open to a black hat hacker?

Or the manager who didn't provide an appropriate development framework that would have stopped these things happening?

In this presentation we will look at the tools and techniques that should keep you out of jail.

About the speaker:

Chris HillsChris Hills CEng MBCS grew up in a computing  household and has never escaped from computing. His career spans periods with the RAF, electronics & software companies and in distribution, working as a technician, team leader, project leader and manager. He has covered all phases of the product life cycle, from specification, through design, implementation, manufacturing, sales and marketing and support.