FOSDEM 22 : Celebrating failure or success? Why not both?

Celebrating failure or success? Why not both?

As an engineer failure is not a matter of if but when. We all know that corrective actions are expensive, that is why we focus on preventive actions. The knowledge gained from understanding and embracing failure is potentially the source of better preventive actions.

Failure is an inevitable part of success. Failure in the context of innovation efforts has helped thousands of start-up companies to succeed but in the context of a known execution process, it can harm results or reputations or create undue risk. In software development we are situated at the cross road between innovation and known process so how do we benefit from failure and achieve success? In this session we will explore several studies and best practices of successful companies that have embrace them both.


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Ixchel Ruiz

Ixchel Ruiz

Developer Advocate @ JFrog

Ixchel is a Developer Advocate @JFrog. She has developed software applications & tools since 2000. Her research interests include Java, dynamic languages, client-side technologies, DevOps, and testing. Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, SuperFrog, Hackergarten enthusiast, Open Source advocate, public speaker, and mentor. Travels around the world ( sometimes virtually ) because sharing knowledge is one of her main drives in life!