Two executive members of SI^NZ were involved in organizing the International Conference on Technical Debt 2020 (TechDebt). Fabian Gilson serves as the Tools track co-chair and Matthias Galster as the Program co-chair.
Technical Debt (TD) describes a universal software development phenomenon: design or implementation constructs that are expedient in the short term but set up a technical context that can make future changes more costly or impossible. Software developers and managers increasingly use the concept to communicate key trade-offs related to release and quality issues.
The TechDebt conference is an internationally-leading venue for academics and practitioners to report on their research and professional experience in managing technical debt in software-intensive systems. TechDebt 2020 was held as a virtual conference from June 28 to June 30 and featured keynotes, talks and panel discussions of leading researchers and practitioners.