Folklore and fantasy in the information age
Authors: Ollis, G.
Conference: PyCon UK 2016
Dates: 15-19 September 2016
Place of Publication: http://2016.pyconuk.org/Abstract:
Software development is not easy. As grown-ups we know better than to believe that difficult things can be achieved by a simple wave of a magic wand, yet faith persists that this new idea, that new tool, will make all the difference. Meanwhile for the hard-bitten cynics it is all the emperor's new clothes. I invite you to join me in a more constructive realm between belief and cynicism, where we can embrace the power of stories, listen with an open mind, but not be bewitched by the expectation of a fairy-tale ending.