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ITPC – Software Development is Expensive by Nature, or is it? With Randy Marques on Tuesday April 30th, 2019 at Taste Of Belgium (Membership required)

April 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


In this presentation you will explore what is being achieved in the area of software development and especially Software Quality.

The amount and the quality of tools in software engineering have never been so great, and yet we seem to see more and more software failure. Is it just a matter of perception or is software quality really getting worse? For some reason or another we do not seem to get it right. Is it the programmers? The designers? The project leaders? The managers?

This talk acknowledges the challenges of the profession of software development and then proceeds to discuss what can be done to minimize the risks.

Randy Marques

Randy Marques, founder of Randy Marques Consultancy, is a CASE consultant in the area of high level software development for embedded systems in the Netherlands. He is also a member of the Dutch Programming Committee and represents the Netherlands in the International SC22/WG14 (‘ANSI C’) Committee. Furthermore he teaches at various universities and colleges.

He is an expert in the areas of the C-language, Perl, Static Analysis & Coding Standards, Operating Systems, Computer Languages & Compilers, Software Quality, QA·C, Software Configuration Management and Build Automation. He has 45+ years of experience in the area of Software Engineering in general.

He is the creator of the Generic Build Support (GBS) build system. In general he tries to fix the gap between SPI (CMM) and the work floor (Programmers).

He is also a member of the Dutch and International SC22/WG14 Committee and a teacher of the ‘Safer C’ course developed by Les Hatton.

On a regular basis he teaches at various universities and colleges.

He started with Software Engineering in 1971, and is a real ‘old hand’ with long-term experience of all levels of Software Engineering. The first computer he worked on was an IBM 1410 with 4K of core memory, at that time one of the biggest in Europe.

In his spare time he is a father of 3 kids and grandfather of 2. He dances Salsa and loves operas.


Possible Subjects
Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Future Mobility, Humanoid Robots, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Workspace 4.0 & Collaboration, Other possible subjects ITPC

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Content + Discussion (with Lecturer)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Apply + Exchange (with Facilitator)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Networking (with drinks)


April 30, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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