What will your Epic win be at IBM Innovate
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In the book Reality is Broken author Jane McGonigal talks about the epic win. The "Epic Win" is defined as a success so grand that it tends to be done by a team with lots of effort. It is not just succeeding in something that you should succeed in. For many developers the Epic win comes about when you finally master a challenging algorithm or you deliver a release under insane pressure and with that one cool feature that was put in over management's objections, but all your users/customers love it. Dr. Chris Hazard from Hazardous Games, explains that one of the reason why most people like to play games is because of the element of surprise and delight when we uncover things. Given this, the "Epic Win" can drives surprise and delight to both developers and users. Do you have plans in place to define your next "Epic Win"?
This week at IBM Innovate we are learning about Next and Now. With over 400 sessions, you can learn about new technologies and capabilities by IBM and Partners. My focus this week is around mobile development and DevOps. These two sets of tracks and sessions will allow developers to focus on those things which can drive surprise and delight in their development projects and for their customers. The epic win can be deploying your latest feature in record time, due to continuous delivery, or supporting multiple platforms with your first ever mobile application, while taking advantage of native device capabilities on both Android and iOS.
My personal "Epic Win" will be, if I can find enough time in the day, each day, to blog about the cool things I see at IBM Innovate. I am really looking forward to this week!