Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic

Humans that make computers go crazy

Did you know there are humans who are invisible to computers and that a default password once caused a zombie apocalypse? There is a way to prevent, avoid and reduce the impact of such problems.

Our lives are increasingly tracked and monitored by software. In this brave new world, humans can’t cope with information overload. Governments and companies rely on computers to automatically detect fraud, predict behaviour and enforce laws. Inflexible automatons, barely smarter than a fridge, now make life-changing decisions. Computers are determined to follow instructions to the letter – but the instructions are human, and flawed! The results can be unexpected, catastrophic, and very, very funny.

What happens to people whose last name makes them invisible to software, how the world's longest name broke a supercomputer, and why it's so hard to detect false names online. Gojko will present stories about problems caused by wrong assumptions in computer systems, when they face the hard, unforgiving punch of reality.

About Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic is a partner at Neuri Consulting LLP. He is the winner of the 2016 European Software Testing Outstanding Achievement Award, and the 2011 Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Award. Gojko’s book Specification by Example won the Jolt Award for the best book of 2012, and his blog won the UK Agile Award for the best online publication in 2010.

Gojko is a frequent keynote speaker at leading software development conferences and one of the authors of MindMup and Claudia.js.

As a consultant, Gojko has helped companies around the world improve their software delivery, from some of the largest financial institutions to small innovative startups. Gojko specialises in are agile and lean quality improvement, in particular impact mapping, agile testing, specification by example and behaviour driven development.

Detta föredrag hålls på engelska.