DevHero: Lukas Eder | SuperPowers: magic blast

18-Jun / 0 COMMENTS

Lukas Eder | SuperPowers: magic blast

1. What did you want to be when you grow up? And how did you start programming?

A policeman, but my mother scattered that “dream”. Luckily, because when my dad bought his first 80286 – I discovered MS-DOS and QBasic – and I believe I even learned to read / write English from the QBasic manual. Thanks Bill / Microsoft! You did it for me!

2. Why do you consider IT conferences important? What meaning does Voxxed have for you personally?

A conference is a great place to get out of the daily routine for a couple of days and get inspiration from industry leaders and domain experts. I’ve never gone to a conference without leaving with a list of 20 or more very interesting things to read up. Besides, it’s an awesome place to meet with peers from your area.

Voxxed is an interesting approach at bringing low-budget (but not low-quality) conferences to areas that didn’t have conferences before, which is quite an enabler.

3. What is the craziest thing that happened to you that involves technology?

Well, I’m such a tech aficionado (we all are, I suspect) that I was completely surprised when my accountant couldn’t open the Google Drive link containing all the invoices, receipts, etc. that I’ve sent him. In fact, he expected me to send him a pile of paper to go through. He then (after intense file download training and lots of explanation about what ZIP means) figured out how to read my documents, printed them on paper on his side, and did his work.

Our industry is transforming the world, but not everyone is ready for it. We have to get much much better at taking the fear and complexity out of our software for the end user, such that no one gets left behind.

On the other hand, I’m lucky enough to sell software to other software vendors, so my customers speak my own language 🙂