The Future of Software Development
First, we had huge mechanical computers; then came the microprocessor. There has always been a high pace of innovation in IT. What can the history of computing tell us about the future of software development?
No-Code Software Development & Citizen Development Implementation
Can companies implement no-code strategies right away? How does this differ between large enterprises and small businesses? Chris discusses the process of implementing no-code and enabling citizen development.
From a Simple Application to an Entire Foundation
Chris reveals Betty Blocks’ plans for the upcoming year, which include emphasizing the broader features of the platform and implementing artificial intelligence.
Chris Obdam Reveals the 3 Developer Roles
Make sure you know the 3 developer roles: The experienced developer, the no-code developer, and the citizen developer.
Do You Have the Skills to Be a No-Code Developer?
What skills do the 3 types of developer need? What can they build with the Betty Blocks no-code platform?
Is No-Code the Only Logical Step after Low Code?
No-code application development is becoming more achievable through artificial intelligence, the increased power of declarative tooling, and the use of components. How do citizen, no-code, and experienced developers work together?
How Will No- and Low-Code Platforms Unitfy Business and IT?
Building prototype applications with no- and low-code platforms removes the need for “requirement documents”, making the whole process much faster and more agile. Moreover, IT and business can learn from each other’s unique skills and experience.
As an ITSM Professional, How Do I Start with Low-Code and Citizen Development?
John shares his advice on starting with a small workshop, inviting people from the business-side (potential citizen developers) and vendors.
About Citizen Development
Are Humans the Last Barrier to Technological Innovation?
Chris discusses breaking down the barriers to software development, from no-code platforms to Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Technology's Huge Impact on Society
Our vision is to give you the tools to build software that’s important to you and your company; to give you control. Chris delves into Betty Blocks’ Big Hairy Audacious Goal: By 2023, anyone can build an application.
Without Citizen Development, Will Organizations Ever Meet the Demand for Software?
John discusses, the growing demand for software and shortage of programmers, recommendations for organizations considering implementing a citizen development strategy, and how to find citizen developers in your organization.
Citizen Developers Will Account for 50% of Software Development In Just 3 Years
John and Victor discuss the prevalence of shadow IT in enterprise, why now is the time to start implementing citizen development strategies, and the importance of including citizen development as part of your business person’s job description.
How Can You Maintain Consistency of Services If Everyone Is Doing Their Own Thing?
Governance is challenging; how do we put this in place? What does it look like? Projects need to be maintainable going forward, and governance is key for this.
A Map for Effective Citizen Development Strategies
There are 5 key components and knowledge areas needed for effective citizen development strategies. Arjun Jamnadass of FTI consulting dives into Project Management Institute’s “Citizen Development Canvas”.
Defining Citizen Development From the Business and IT Perspectives
Arjun Jamnadass of FTI consulting and Betty Blocks’ Chris Obdam give their definitions of citizen development, including its origins and how “it’s so much more than tooling.”
Challenges for Enterprises in Starting and Scaling Citizen Development
From organizational culture to sponsorship to suitable use-cases. Arjun Jamnadass of FTI consulting discusses common hurdles in getting off the ground with citizen development.
Why Must Citizen Development Be Governed by IT?
Betty Blocks CEO Chris Obdam on why effective citizen development must be governed by IT, and how improper governance leads to shadow IT.
About Our Platform
Traditional Coding in Betty Blocks' No-Code Platform
Chris Obdam talks about using coding in Betty Blocks' no-code platform, and what it means to have "IT maturity".
How Does Betty Blocks Work with Existing ERP Systems?
How does Betty Blocks work with existing ERP systems?
Betty Blocks Platform Demonstration
An Introduction to the New Page Builder Part 1: No-Coders and Citizen Developers
In this video, we discuss how the new page builder will benefit no-coders and citizen developers. We cover managing pages, dragging and dropping, and the theme builder.
An Introduction to the New Page Builder Part 2: Pro-Coders
From the API, to custom components, to the CLI, we talk about how our new Page Builder will support the pro-coder.
About Betty Blocks
Chris Obdam's Journey Into the World of Programming
Chris tells us how he got into the world of programming and how his dad’s tulip farm kick-started his entrepreneurial journey.
Why the "Human Factor" is Important to Betty Blocks
There has generally been a tech-first approach in software development. Chris discusses why a human-first approach is important to software development and organizations in general.
Has Betty Blocks' Vision Changed Since 2012?
Chris discusses how Betty Blocks continuously optimizes and realigns its vision, from embracing Citizen Development to ensuring IT is still a priority.
Introduction to Betty Blocks
Introduction to Betty Blocks
Betty Blocks Events
BBoS 2019 Closing Keynote: Exciting news!
Microsoft and Betty Blocks Enter Strategic Partnership to Democratize Application Development.
British Ministry of Defence: How to Govern Citizen Development in Your Organization
Join Simon Hunt for a masterclass on how to establish citizen development successfully in your organization.
Gasunie’s Search for Citizen Developers
Sjoerd Rombout prepares to accelerate Gasunie’s development process with citizen development.
Bricklog Disrupts the Transport World with Citizen Development.
Bricklog pushes the limits of innovation by supporting new hires and university students to become citizen developers.
Key Facilities Management: Building Smarter Facilities Management with No-Code
Key Facilities Management takes smart living to the next level with Betty Blocks
Democratizing Development: Low- and No-Code According to Microsoft.
See how Bram Veenhof and his team are taking Microsoft’s vision of low- and no-code to the world.
Unive: How to Mobilize Your Entire Organization Towards Digital Transformation
Unive innovation and program managers, Bas Wit and Onno Bloemers, use no-code to drive digital transformation throughout the entire insurance company.
Adkwadraat: The Journey To Citizen Beach
Take a journey to Bouwe Koopal’s “Citizen Beach”: a tropical paradise of citizen development.
Forrester Research and Betty Blocks: The Future of No- and Low-Code
Four industry heavyweights take a deep dive into no- and low- code. Moderated by Forrester Research’s Jeffrey Hammon.
Foryard: Building a Culture of Innovation
Why innovate? What are the common hurdles? What resources do you need? Thomas van der Meer picks apart innovation.
Opening Keynote: Chris Obdam and Victor Kuppers.
Chris and Victor open Betty Blocks on Stage 2019 with a thought-provoking discussion on empowering citizen developers and leading a movement.
Partner Awards Show 2019 with Tom Oudhuis
Our annual Partner Awards recognize those innovative thinkers and organizations who inspire us throughout the year.
Chris Obdam (Betty Blocks CEO): Betty Blocks Roadmap: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond
Chris discusses how no-code is changing the international IT landscape forever.
Sylvester Bos (Independent IT Consultant): Reshaping Shadow IT into a Resource
Former Robidus CTO, Sylvester Bos, explains how the company created a citizen development framework to eliminate Shadow IT for good.
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