A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
~ Chinese Proverb ~

BOF: Beautiful failures

Jakub Nabrdalik

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“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare's Hamlet

We often come back from conferences like this full of good ideas, great examples and high hopes. Then we try to implement those freshly learned, fabulous concepts in our everyday work. Sometimes they work just like advertised. And sometimes they're like Dr Jekyll turning into Mr Hyde.

We’d like to talk about our failures with well recognized, highly recommended stuff. We would like to talk about why it happened, and what have we learned from that. There is nothing good or bad without a context, and we would like to share the circumstances under which things don’t work.

Things like:

  • shared responsibility
  • self organized teams
  • gamification
  • open source
  • standards
  • metaprogramming
  • ‘enterprise’ technologies

We would like you to hear your stories. Let’s learn from each other’s mistakes.

Disclaimer: all projects we'll be talking about eventually ended up successfully ;)

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