The Reasonableness of Derelict Software Infrastructure

by Jordan Peacock | at Minnebar 17 | 11:15 – 12:00 in Tackle | View Schedule

Everyone knows that system. It predates your oldest colleague, it doesn't integrate with anything, it has no API. It's been out of vendor support for half a decade, it was custom-written by someone who retired eight years ago, it runs all your critical infrastructure.

In a perfect world, no one would have to deal with these systems... and yet.

In this talk, we will share reasons why companies find themselves stuck in technological cul-de-sacs, and by understanding the reasons why it makes sense for them to remain there, we can also uncover how to change the underlying conditions so that progress and growth may become possible once again.

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Jordan Peacock

Jordan Peacock is co-founder and CEO of the enterprise software company Becoming Machinic, and founder of the game design studio Sortilege. He is father of four, and is on the board of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association.