ASE 2013 Industry Panel

Big Problems in Industry

Date and Time: Nov. 14, 2013, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Mediterranean II, III

Wolfgang Emmerich, CEO and Chairman, Zuehlke Engineering Ltd.
Andreas Kuehlmann, Vice President of Research, Coverity
Melody Meckfessel, Engineering Director, Google
Owen O'Malley, Co-Founder and Senior Architect, Hortonworks
Wolfram Schulte, Manager / Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Panel Chair: John Penix, Google

Software Engineering in practice deals with scale in a variety of dimensions. We build large scale systems operating on vast amount of data. We have millions of customers with billions of queries and transactions. We have distributed teams making thousands of changes, running millions of tests and releasing multiple times per day. These dimensions of scale interact to provide challenges for software development tools and processes. The panelists will describe the challenging aspects of scale in their specific problem domains and discuss which software engineering methods work and which leave room for improvement.