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"Looking For Love (in All the Wrong Places)"
Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications
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Looking For Love (in All the Wrong Places)

Ballroom C
Tuesday, 11:15, 45 minutes
 


 
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David West, New Mexico Highlands University and University of New Mexico

Onward! seeks future directions. The Feyerabend Project seeks to redefine computing. Thoroughly disillusioned with traditional and contemporary practices a significant number of us are looking for a software development profession that we can love. Humans with a history of repeating unsuccessful relationships are advised to look inward in order to discover the roots of the problem that leads them to making the same mistake over and over again. The same advice applies to the profession of software development—contemplative self examination will help us discover the true sources of our problems. This paper introduces five factors that arise from reflective examination of computing and software development.