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Technical Review: A Trusted Look Under the Hood

TechEmpower CTO

Most innovators don’t have a technical background, so it’s hard to evaluate the truth of the situation. And unless they have a tech background, they can’t look under the hood themselves. The answer is to engage a trusted outside source for a Technical Review – a deep-dive assessment that provides a C-suite perspective.

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TDD saved the day


To tackle each operation, I started with a small test, following the principles of Test-Driven Development (TDD). As an aside, TDD is an iterative workflow that involves describing a specific aspect you want to solve in terms of the programming language you’re using. Truly, TDD saved the day!


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A CTO’s Perspective on Finding, Evaluating and Mitigating Technology Debt during Due Diligence Assessments


In this presentation, OODA CTO Bob Gourley provides insights on technology debt in due diligence based on a career spent evaluating the business impact of technology. The information presented here […].

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Why nontechnical organizations need due diligence


Software impacts tech and nontech businesses alike, which is why a strategic acquirer or PE firm always needs due diligence.

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Decoding Code Review and Pull Requests - a handbook for Software Engineers and Tech Leads

A complete handbook on implementing a code review culture in your organization. Written by Elaine Watanabe, it's a practical e-book with useful examples and references, and a must-read for all tech teams.

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Article: How to Spread Technical Practices Like TDD in an Organization

InfoQ Culture Methods

One of the success factors for Agile and DevOps is developers changing the way they work and adopting practices like Test-Driven Development (TDD). It’s not something that just happens by itself, and many of the “usual” ways of introducing change fail for TDD.

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Lessons Learned From a Career of Technology Due Diligence


In technology due diligence, there really is no substitute for experience. I’ve spent a career evaluating the business impact of technology and building strategies that optimize the contribution technology makes […].

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How AI and ML Can Accelerate and Optimize Software Development and Testing

Speaker: Eran Kinsbruner, Best-Selling Author, TechBeacon Top 30 Test Automation Leader & the Chief Evangelist and Senior Director at Perforce Software

Though DevOps is a relatively new role, it’s one that allows visibility across the whole operation, making it important to senior tech positions. With new AI and ML algorithms spanning development, code reviews, unit testing, test authoring, and AIOps, teams can boost their productivity and deliver better software faster.

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Our worldwide society has continued to operate and thrive due to foundational technologies like the Internet. However, in more recent times, the once-close relationship between these two communities has eroded.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

Advanced search: Narrow the search to find candidates using specialized filters like education, and current company technologies. Export results: Easily export candidate data (including contact info) to Excel, shared with colleagues to review or upload in bulk to a recruiter's applicant tracking system.

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Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.

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How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

In the world of ever-changing technology, customer representation has become a key factor for a product’s success. Review customer feedback surveys. However, despite the importance of the customer's voice, it has become one of the most overlooked aspects, leading to a gap between vision and execution on even the most practical metrics.