Designing Software Autistically
Constraints are great. Whether it be time, money, skills or finding a market constraints define boundaries and edges. Mastering the interplay between constraints and value is at the heart of agile working. In constraint comes opportunity and challenge.
At ERMI, we have another constraint. Autism.
This is a presentation about constraints and lenses. What happens when you apply an engineering lens to autism and an autistic lens to engineering. Covering topics from serverless to spoons, communication to containers, this presentation provides a different angle on the financial technology world. This talk leaves you with practical example of delivering at scale using tools such as AWS, docker, nodejs, gherkin and good old fashioned CSV. "
Jamie and Lion are an autistic duo who live in Romford. They are not very good at writing third party bios and are a bit shy. If asked they would tell you about their work. Almost 10 years at the BBC working on everything from iPlayer Radio to children’s gaming. Jamie’s current job title is ‘senior research engineer’ within the digital accessibility team. Jamie’s research focus is VR accessibility looking at presence, interaction, narrative and facilitation. Lion’s BBC career has mostly been in antelope management. Outside of work Jamie has way too many side projects. He likes to make things and has a kit car and a number of custom built mountain bikes to his name. At the weekend he works on crime fighting software which currently monitors around $2bn of payments a week for fraud and money laundering. Jamie has been speaking about his autistic life for over 10 years and has presented at nearly 100 events both big and small. He’s also contributed to books, magazines and co-presented a podcast series for the BBC.
Mike is a former Director & MLRO of Google Payments and an expert on financial crime, money laundering and terrorism. Mike currently works for an investment bank and sits on the executive of AFEP, a trade body for payment firms.