Technical Debt - a fun (promised!) game

Arjen de Ruiter and Jomiro Eming launched the Technical Debt Game in 2021, a game that teaches you how to leverage and control technical debt!

In software development, technical debt is the cost of rework you need to do, to keep a system functional in the long run. It could either be the result of taking shortcuts, which pile up code that you need to come back to later; or, it could also be the result of changing requirements - for example, you have more users than you expected, and now you have performance issues.

Even though technical debt is often seen as negative, it’s not always a bad thing: the shortcuts you take now might speed up your development, and give you a first-mover advantage. You need to figure out how to strike the right balance!



Floor Drees

Floor is a Staff Developer Advocate at Aiven, a DBaaS company. Ex Grafana Labs and ex Microsoft, despite not being able to read an analogue clock. Runs a number of conferences and meetups, like the ...jos-van-schouten

Jos van Schouten

Jos is a Lead Engineer at OGD. Living in beautiful Delft, he’s part of the organizing team for both devopsdays Amsterdam and devopsdays Eindhoven. Occasionally podcasts. For some reason ...