My Three Worst Experiences in Software Development
Dec 12, 2008, 18:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Discovering this on Monday morning at 3 AM was not a pleasant
feeling. I had let the team down and put us all in jeopardy of
"Through teamwork we were able to clean up most of the data by 8
AM, but not everything. Therefore part of the system was not
available that first week until all data was scrubbed clean.
"As I walked back to the hotel, we passed the training team
waiting to go in and educate a group of users. The first thing they
said was "you guys stink!"
"I took the comment literally and felt like socking the dude,
but the reality was that we hadn't left the data center all
weekend, thus no showers. We really did stink."