Five lessons in five days at PyCon UK 2016

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By Carl Newton (pictured above, blue T-shirt), Socitm Web and Digital Development Manager

Here at Socitm HQ, we have two developers who are masters in the art of making web thingys. I am one of those developers, and I build and maintain web thingys all over the shop in order to support our services. For instance, socitm.net is our long-standing flagship website. The Women in IT site is another example of a website we built. We have some internal web apps too, such as our purchase order management system, which we called ‘Spom’, much to the disapproval of everyone, ever. But we strongly believe in the ‘We made it; we name it’ rule, which any parent of a child named ‘Harley Quinn’ will tell you, is a just and fair rule indeed.

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Five lessons in five days at PyCon UK 2016

The digital elephant is dancing in the room…

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By Steve Cliff, Socitm Associate Director and independent consultant

It’s not often you get to link an elephant to digital transformation, but hear me out. According to Indian folklore, there was once a group of people from different religions who couldn’t agree what God looked like. So Buddha asked his disciples to find a magnificent elephant, and bring in four blind men who were each asked to guess the object. One blind man touched the elephant’s leg and said ‘it’s a pillar’. The second man its felt its ear and said ‘it’s a piece of cloth’. The third touched the tail and said ‘it’s a rope’. The last one patted the elephant’s stomach and said ‘it’s a wall’.

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The digital elephant is dancing in the room…