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Dave Platt
Software UX

Dave Platt

President of Rolling Thunder Computing, Inc., instructor in Computer Science for the Harvard University Extension School

David S. Platt teaches programming .NET at Harvard University Extension School and at companies all over the world. He’s the author of 11 programming books, including “Why Software Sucks” (Addison-Wesley Professional, 2006) and “Introducing Microsoft .NET” (Microsoft Press, 2002). He is the back page columnist for MSDN Magazine. Microsoft named him a Software Legend in 2002. He wonders whether he should tape down two of his daughter’s fingers so she learns how to count in octal. You can contact him at rollthunder.com.

Why Software STILL Sucks

It’s been over a decade since David S. Platt ripped the lid off the software industry sausage factory with his blockbuster book Why Software Sucks. The industry has grown spectacularly in that time, with the whole mobile sector, the IoT, artificial intelligence and now quantum computing. And yet it still falls far short of our users’ needs, for the same reasons that it always has.

Come hear industry legend David Platt describe the lessons that the industry still hasn’t learned, and needs to, even more desperately today.