Software that Saves Lives - Developers as First Responders

A conference talk about the digital transformation of the NAV, and how it helped Norwegian citizens get through the pandemic.

JFokus 2022

Intended audience Everybody.

Summary Imagine when more than half a million citizens are suddenly ordered home. Imagine then when close to four hundred thousand of them are temporarily laid off. Imagine then when many of them lose all their income and their businesses, while unable to do any other job. This is the story about how developers from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration became the first responders over night as the country were closing down. The talk will share with you how it was possible to save thousands of lives through software written in Java, Kotlin and React. The talk will discuss key technologies allowing rapid product delivery, cross-functional product teams, servant leadership, communities of practice, building skills and sharing knowledge.

Language English

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