Speaker: Darius Blasband, CEO of Raincode & author of The Rise and Fall of Software Recipes
Software recipes are meant to implement transitive intelligence: they are well- structured and well-documented fragments of good practices that can be transferred and used by less experienced people to achieve something otherwise taking years to master. Recipes have seen many successful applications from healthcare to cooking, from piloting an aircraft to identifying an insect.
However, they hopelessly fail when applied to software engineering. All software development processes defined so far, from waterfall to agile, from formal methods to rapid prototyping, are based on dogmas and drowned in folklore. On his first talk at University of Toronto, the author of "The Rise and Fall of Software Recipes", Darius Blasband, will elaborate on downsides of current software engineering practices and reflect on the current state of software engineering as an industry.
Born in 1965, Darius has a master’s degree and a PhD from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). His focus is legacy modernization, articulated around compilers for legacy languages. Darius is the founder and CEO of Raincode (www.raincode.com), main designer and implementer of its core technology, an acclaimed speaker in academic and industrial circles.