13 –14 May 2013
Having started his career as a Java developer, Simen went on to become co-founder and CEO of Iterate. Some might say that means Simen has joined the dark side - but he refuses to let go of his technical upbringing. His mixed career means that he takes an interest in business issues as well as technology, learning Organizational Analysis one month and Data Analysis with R the next month.
For software companies in a tight employment market like the one in Norway, most technical advantages are dwarfed by one concern: Access to good developers. It clearly doesn't matter what kinds of technical advantages a new language can bring, if you can't hire any developers to work with it. On the flip side, if you can bring great developers to your project, you're probably in good shape no matter what language you have chosen.
The data from 117 developers and hundreds of job listings shows that while employers want Java developers, developers want to work with Scala or Clojure.
In this session I will start of by letting the numbers do the talking. Then the discussion will be open: Would businesses be wise to take advantage of my findings?