Learning to Fail

A session at ScaleConf 2012

Friday 27th January, 2012

9:55am to 10:40am (SAST)

Building applications for scale in emerging markets such as Africa, while terribly exciting, can be an incredibly uncomfortable exercise. Not only from a perspective of the technical challenges but just as much from a team perspective. One of the keys to staying sane is admitting that we all write terrible code, dreadfully hacky workarounds and resort to incredibly poor solutions all the time. I'll be talking about our experience in failure at Praekelt and how that adds value to what we do and the impact we aim to have.

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Simon de Haan

Chief Engineer @praekelt and @praekeltfound bio from Twitter

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Time 9:55am10:40am SAST

Date Fri 27th January 2012

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