Talisker Is Job One: Software Team Names Projects After Scotches

Came across this little tidbit today about a software team at oil tech and IT giant Schlumberger that names its various projects after single malt whiskies, starting with Talisker:

These days, our project’s releases are codenamed after different brands of Scotch whisky.  This goes over extremely well at release parties, which can easily be appropriately themed.  The standard prize for winning office competitions is a bottle of the latest release.  However, the naming committee doesn’t always cross-reference with the Vinmonopolet’s inventory, so during our Edradour release, we had to settle for the previous version’s whisky.

~ by whisky1 on September 28, 2008.

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