The long weekend is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have more another weekend to look forward to! Here’s another reason to look forward to Maritime DevCon by meeting our next speaker. Meet Patrick Bradley.

Patrick started his career as a mechanical engineer and production supervisor at a manufacturing company, finding ways to improve the manufacturing processes. He was looking for something more exciting however so he went to Marburg, Germany to study computer science and reoriented his career into IT. He has now been working for over 18+ year in the geospatial software industry.

Patrick started work at Teledyne-CARIS as a developer eventually, becoming development manager of their C++ framework group. He was responsible for the adoption of Agile processes in 2007 before they were widely adopted in the Maritimes. He became certified as a Scrummaster a few years later.

Patrick is currently Director of Engineering at Teledyne-CARIS managing a group of around forty developers. In a way an important part of his work is still to find way to improve processes and interactions with technology.

So Patrick , if you were a programming language or technology, which one would you be and why?

Python, because I’ve typed enough semicolons for a lifetime.

What do you like best about Maritime DevCon?

 It brings the local development community together.

Why do you feel your session, When Usability Isn’t Useful – Lessons Learned in UX Design, will bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?

Clients nowadays expect a good user experience even when at work. So even for companies that are developing business solutions (B2B) design and usability has to be taken into account from the start.

What is the key take away attendees will get from your session?

Benefit of engaging stakeholders early in the development process through the use of prototypes that they can relate to.

Thank you in advance for joining us for Maritime DevCon 2018 Patrick!