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Empowering Citizen Developers in Your Organization

Justin Haefner (Collaboration Architect, Medtronic)

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 8:00am - 8:45am

Pass Type: Entire Event, Tue-Thu Conference - Get your pass now!

Track: Embedded Communications & APIs

Technical Level: Medium

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Medium

With the rise of communications APIs and the increasing availability of learning tools for new programmers, the “citizen developers” movement may soon be headed to your enterprise domain, if it’s not already there. Citizen developers are regular users given the power to use codeless tools to solve their own needs – whether that’s adding click-to-call functionality to an existing business process or creating an app from scratch to address a new business requirement.

Are you a manager of employees who are asking to learn development skills? Maybe you’re a systems administrator and would love to remove a mundane task from your daily workload. Or maybe you’d like to add agility and speed to market by tapping a new source of creativity within your organization. Join this session, and get first-hand advice from a collaboration architect-turned-citizen developer at Medtronic. He’ll share what he’s learned about breaking down the barriers to coding, encouraging his colleagues to become developers – and problem solvers! – and helping others over the build vs. buy hurdle.

* How can I know that building a solution is better than buying one?
* How can I get my team to want to learn programming?
* I’m interested, but how do I start learning coding?
* Isn’t building a solution putting my company at risk?