This article was originally published in DATAVERSITY on July 27, 2021
My first job out of graduate school was to develop an e-commerce application for a manufacturing behemoth. The idea was to build a web-based application for internal sales teams to place orders on behalf of the customers and eliminate paper processing. Don’t judge it using today’s standard. At the time, almost two decades ago, it was a revolutionary idea, and a tremendous undertaking. As a new computer science grad, I was excited and took on this task with immense enthusiasm.