Philly ETE 2023 — Lightning Talk: The Art of Problem-Solving: Strategies for Finding Your Way in the Dark — Gary Sieling



Software developers are often tasked with well-defined responsibilities. These include implementing small tickets or delivering large-scale features based on detailed specifications. Effective engineers develop many skills to be more effective in a structured environment, such as breaking down large units of work into small ones, coordinating tasks among a team, or hands on tasks like debugging code.

When building an entirely new product, you need to choose where to focus your attention to validate the idea quickly. This talk will discuss how to navigate exploratory projects to transform vague business objectives into the actionable work that software developers are skilled at executing.

About Gary Sieling

Gary Sieling is a Principal Engineer at Certara. He has held positions in life sciences, geospatial products and legal publishing. At Certara, he works closely with the product team to undertake new initiatives.

He has spoken at numerous tech meetups, including the Java Users Group, Data Philly, and JAMStack Philly. He has also presented at a number of conferences, including Solr/Lucene Revolution, RVA JS, and Postgres Open. He is a co-organizer for Philly ETE and formerly Philly Area Scala enthusiasts.

Outside of work, he is a hobby artist with interests in printmaking and letterpress printing.

About the Conference

The Philly Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE) is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier developer’s conference. Entering its 17th year, we’ve brought world-class speakers — including some local favorites — to speak about leading-edge technologies being used today, and emerging technologies that will be important for attendees to know about in the near future.

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