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Tuesday, October 4 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Reacting to the Movies: Reactive systems and the lessons of narrative

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Groundhog Day, Die Hard, and The Dark Knight aren't just great movies. They're systems that withstand onslaughts of stress and surprise. Can studying great stories help architects and coders of reactive systems think about their work in new ways? What do superpowers tell us about scalability? What does the structure of subplots teach us about resilience? What do genre-busting movies like Rushmore, Fight Club, and Deadpool say about the future of elasticity? There are strange rules for how stories work. Those rules offer clues to building better systems.

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Steve Moore

Senior Story Strategist, IBM
Steve is a Senior Story Strategist at IBM's flagship Design Studio in Austin, where he uses the tools of narrative to bring clarity to complex topics like big data analytics, open-source citizen science, and systems architecture. His career in enterprise software communication spans more than twenty years. Away from IBM, Steve is Artistic Director of Physical Plant Theater, a nationally-acclaimed theater company based in Austin. He holds an MFA... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Zilker Ballroom 3+4

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