11. Dealing with technical debt - Christopher Gutteridge, University of Southampton

Description: In the days of malware, GDPR and the rest, how do we cope with legacy systems built by you, or your predecessors, that are now a liability? How do we handle the politics of decades of evolving technology? Chris will start the session with a short talk on his experiences (15 mins) and then lead a discussion to discuss people in the room’s challenges and the group’s suggestions on how to address them. A note taker will attempt to capture the best bits into a document we can improve on later and share with the community. This document was produced in a similar session last year

Topics to be covered: Coping with technical debt, strategic procrastination, tips on tech and politics