26 episodes

It's been 20 years since the successful completion of the world's largest IT project. Join Peter de Jager as he looks back on more than a decade of effort (and controversy).

Y2K: An Autobiography Peter de Jager

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

It's been 20 years since the successful completion of the world's largest IT project. Join Peter de Jager as he looks back on more than a decade of effort (and controversy).

    An Intro to an upcoming podcast

    An Intro to an upcoming podcast

    This is just a place holder... stay tuned (and spread the word)

    • 35 sec
    An overview of the upcoming podcast schedule to officially launch Jan 1st 2020

    An overview of the upcoming podcast schedule to officially launch Jan 1st 2020

    If you'd like to see the video component of this? Head to: https://vimeo.com/327913268If you'd like to contact me, perhaps to be interviewed as part of the series? You can do that via; Pdejager@technobility.com

    • 1 hr
    Update on Status of the Podcast

    Update on Status of the Podcast

    A quick update on the status of the PodcastIdentifies the plan for at least 10 episodes, the schedule and support options. The real show begins Jan 1st

    • 9 min
    Episode #01 Why did it matter?

    Episode #01 Why did it matter?

    Peter explains what were the drivers behind the Y2K concerns and his determination to get people to pay attention to the issue.You can email him at: Pdejager@Technobility.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode #02 The Tech Problem in Great Detail

    Episode #02 The Tech Problem in Great Detail

    How we fixed Y2K, from Field Expansion to Date Windowing, from Time Warping Data to TriageCORRECTION to the description... )This is what happens when you work when down with the creeping crud). The title is correct... It IS about the tech problem and it sets the stage for fixing it via the techniques mentioned. THIS episode is JUST the technical details that affected HOW we'd apply the fixes described. Note to self -- Murphy's laws are always in play... even in session descriptions. sigh.

    • 53 min
    Episode #03 - A Storm of Solutions

    Episode #03 - A Storm of Solutions

    This time around - we focus on how exactly we 'solved' Y2K. From full date expansion to adding Century codes, from the Temporary fix that was date windowing,  to something out of Star Trek called Time Warping. And of course, all the implications for any of the fixes that we deployed. 

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

bas1809 ,

Off to a good start

Good beginning, Peter. There’s some profound observations here that go far beyond Y2K as well. Paying attention to the warning bells and questioning authorities — managers or experts — is important. I was also surprised that we’re still turning up date data problems twenty years on.

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