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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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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).

    Interview Interlude: Robert J. Sawyer: Y2K the long View

    Interview Interlude: Robert J. Sawyer: Y2K the long View

    If you'd like to view the video version of this interview? Head to: www.vimeo.com/technobility/bonusRobert Sawyer is a SF Writer with dozens of books to his credit - and both Hugo and a Nebula awards as bookends to his work. One of his novels, "Flash Forward" was made into a TV series, so it's more than likely you know some of his work already.I'm pushing the next regular episode of the podcast out to July 7th 2020 as I take a small holiday in the midst of the lockdownEnjoy, spread the word and leave some feedback please.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode #11 Missed Opportunities Y2K Legacy Systems

    Episode #11 Missed Opportunities Y2K Legacy Systems

    Covid-19 resulted in Lockdowns,
    which resulted in Unemployment levels that exceeded all past expectations,
    which resulted in Unemployment systems - usually in the legacy category - bursting at the seams
    which resulted in call outs to COBOL programmers
    which highlighted a flaw in how we view 'Legacy Systems' It's not about old code - it's about old systems designs. Since Y2K involved many of these same systems, the question arises did we miss an opportunity? This episode takes a look at one area where Y2K remediation failed miserably. 

    • 49 min
    Episode #10 The Embedded System Problem

    Episode #10 The Embedded System Problem

    What was the Embedded system problem? How we know it was real, what we imagined and what we worried about. If you want to receive a copy of 'A Crock of Clocks'?Email me at pdejager@technobility.com

    • 57 min
    Episode #09 Y2K & COVID-19 What They Share

    Episode #09 Y2K & COVID-19 What They Share

    A Look at the commonalities that people have been discussing... why they occur and why they are normal human behaviours.
     
     

    • 52 min
    Episode #08 24 Conferences 4 Countries 60 Minutes

    Episode #08 24 Conferences 4 Countries 60 Minutes

    A look at a small subset of the many conferences that were held around the world during the 1990s. The topics presented, how the story changed as we moved from Innovators to Early Adopters, from Early Majority to Late Majority and to save time? We ignored the laggards.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode #07 It was a Change Problem - Part 2 of 2

    Episode #07 It was a Change Problem - Part 2 of 2

    We treated it as a Change Initiative, here's how we did that. 

    • 41 min

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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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