Making an Impact as a SpecOps Software Engineer

Do you mean DevOps? Or DevSecOps? You might be thinking of Special Operations, from the military, but we’re actually talking about Special Operations tactics in software engineering. In this session, we’ll explore how the principles of leadership, responsibility, and ownership from Special Operations teams can apply to software development.

Drawing on insights from a submarine commander, we’ll examine different perspectives on team operations and how exercises on a submarine can impact the quality of user stories. We’ll even look at the nuclear program of the United States to uncover surprising similarities between legacy code and nuclear operations.

By gaining a different view of yourself as a professional and learning unconventional techniques and ideas, you can have a greater impact as a software engineer.