This autumn and winter I watched quite a lot of stand up comedy shows, following the Comedy festival in Melbourne. I was inspired by many men and women and their awesome performances, so I decided to try it myself.

I realised that the IT industry is full of funny stories and jokes. We laugh all the time at our workplace, we laugh at ourselves, at our legacy codebases and especially at our work processes and decision making.

So, I sat down and started writing. For weeks I could not write even a single joke, I was staring at the blank document with the title “Stand up comedy —…