SRE Chapter Meeting - Luncheon

“Black Swans and Software Risk -- What we can learn from "impossible" catastrophes”

Nelson will give a talk on “Black Swans and Software Risk -- What we can learn from "impossible" catastrophes”. The talk will draw an analogy to how the Space Shuttle Flight Software is so perfectly crafted and maintained, that any catastrophic failure would have to qualify as a Black Swan. Comparisons will be drawn between the detailed sequence of human errors and mistakes leading to accidents such as the BP Gulf Oil Spill, and will discuss plausible human errors and mistakes that could be made with Shuttle flight software.

Guest Speaker: Nelson Thompson

Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Time: 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Place: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, 487 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas, 281.286.8800

* Lunch menu will be available. Each attendee is responsible for their own meal.