What Tech Can Learn From The Fashion Industry

Episode 384 · November 23rd, 2018 · 15 mins 31 secs

About this Episode

Software will likely continue to underpin advances in tech throughout the indefinite future, especially as artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technologies begin to have a direct influence on new stack development. But the very male-dominated world of software development can also stand to benefit from new concepts and industries beyond the traditional realm of tech. The fashion industry is a perfect example, says Charmmie Hendon, who very recently transitioned into a key marketing role as the Special Projects Manager at Serverless Inc.  after joining the company as an Executive Assistant.

How Hendon has successfully convinced the decision makers at Serverless of the many lessons the fashion industry can offer was one of the themes of Hendon’s conversation during a podcast Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, hosted at ServerlessConf 2018.

“Fashion is a lot faster in terms of tech, if you would believe it or not — they’re pushing product every three months. So, when you’re pushing product every three months, there’s a level of insanity or level of do or die, jumping off the cliff a lot of times just getting it done,” Hendon said. “So, coming to tech, this was the right speed for me. I was like, ‘okay, I’m not pushing product every three months,’ and I actually get to take a breath and think about what we’re doing here.”

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