Chapter 39: <It’s over>
“Go check it out right now.”
At Jo Youngsuk’s order, PMs started to leave the room. Yoon Gihwan also stood up.
“Why aren’t you getting up? We need to go and help.”
But Woosung wasn’t in a hurry. He smiled and answered.
“There is no need to go. We can check it right here using the DevOps system we created with M3.”
Yoon Gihwan clapped as he got this eureka moment. “Oh yeah!”
Woosung raised his hand and announced.
“Manager Kwak, please connect to the DevOps system.”
Kwak Jungwook did as Woosung asked.
He typed his ID and PW quick. When he was logged in, he could see four areas of red on the screen.
“All of the recent applications uploaded to the server are causing the problem. Let me see. It looks like they are all from ST.”
People who were about to leave stayed to watch. Jo Youngsuk also stared at the screen.
“Manager Kwak, could I take over?”
Kwak Jungwook nodded as he gave Woosung the mouse. Woosung clicked a few times and explained.
“If you look here, there was a new version of a program uploaded today at 3:02 pm. The problem started right after that.”
Kwak Jungwook asked in a panicked tone.
“C…can you fix it?”
“Well, let’s roll back to the previous version. Can I go ahead?”
Kwak Jungwook hesitated and turned to Jo Youngsuk. Kwon Hyungeun interrupted suddenly.
“Wait, are you suggesting it’s our server’s problem? How can you just decide that without confirming everything?”
“You can see it on the screen. Are you saying you can’t trust what you see?” Woosung answered posthaste.
Nam Kyungsang replied, his fury greater than ever.
“Of course we can’t trust it. You didn’t log in to our server to confirm it, so how can you be sure that it’s our problem?”
Woosung smirked. “Do we really have the time to debate this right now?”
The only person who could make the decision was Jo Youngsuk. He looked at Woosung and ordered.
Woosung clicked the rollback button.
The red lights turned to green tight away as if nothing happened.
“Things are good now. You should call to check.”
Kwak Jungwook made a call, and after hanging up, informed Jo Youngsuk. “Everything’s back to normal.”
The room became silent. A major problem was solved in less than 5 minutes.
“Manager Kwak, has there ever been a time when a major issue was fixed this quickly?”
“Right? I…I can’t believe it.”
Everything was back to normal, but many in the room became even tenser. Jo Youngsuk murmured angrily.
“Now, it’s time to figure out who’s responsible for this shenanigan.”
He sounded like the grim ripper. Both Kwon Hyungeun and Nam Kyungsang turned pale.
Jo Youngsuk screamed at the ST members.
“If you’re going to be like this, just quit! Do you think this is a joke? Do you even have a brain? You better be thankful I’m not suing your asses!”
The room was filled with anger and fear.
“And I heard ST did not accept Woosung’s consultation?”
Kwon Hyungeun nodded in silence. There was nothing he could say that could make things better. All he could do was remain quiet.
“Manager Kwak, turn the screen on to the reward and penalty point totals.”
-Daeyang System Penalty 1. Reward 5.
-ST Data System Penalty 6. Reward 7.
-M3 Soft Penalty 5. Reward 9.
-Daesan System Penalty 0. Reward 10.
“Well, it looks like we have a clear result.” Jo Youngsuk scoffed with a sarcastic grin.
Kwon Hyungeun finally opened his mouth.
“But sir, we still have some time until the deadline…”
“Haha, really? There is still time?”
Jo Youngsuk asked in a mocking voice. Kwon Hyungeun’s eyes shuddered.
“Manager Kwak, turn on the DevOps screen again.” Kwak Jungwook did as he was told. “If we didn’t have this system, how long do you think it would have taken us to fix the problem?”
No one answered.
“Has there ever been a developer here who could come up with a system like this?”
The room remained silent.
Everyone knew it was Woosung who created this new incredible program. Jo Youngsuk turned to Kwak Jungwook again.
“Manager Kwak, how many reward points do we give to a company that provides an excellent new function?”
“And as a general manager from the headquarters, what is the maximum number of points I can reward?”
“Up to 5 points, sir.”
“Then give Daesan 10 more points.” Kwon Hyungeun paled. Nam Kyungsang gasped in disbelief. Jo Youngsuk continued. “And how many penalty points do we give to a company that caused a major problem?”
“5 points again, and you can also add a maximum of 5 more points.”
“Then ST gets 10 penalty points.”
“Right away, sir.”
Jo Youngsuk sneered and murmured.
“Do you still think you have the time to change the result?”
Kwon Hyungeun couldn’t answer, but Nam Kyungsang replied.
“Sir, I think you are being too emotional. As you saw, ST came up with the most number of new functions.”
Jo Youngsuk sneered again. “Really? Manager Kwak, open that file again.”
ST Data System
Number of bugs: 25
Number of bugs fixed: 24
Number of new function suggestions: 13
“I see that you do have the many new functions, but what about the bugs?”
“Risks are necessary to come up with great products. If we didn’t even try, then we wouldn’t have had bugs either.”
Jo Youngsuk pointed at the screen.
Number of bugs: 0
Number of bugs fixed: 0
Number of new function suggestions: 7
“Do you see the numbers for Daesan?”
It was game over.
Daesan had 7 new functions but no bugs. It was an obvious defeat by ST.
Jo Youngsuk slapped the table.
“You don’t deserve to work here! I’m telling you that you are done. Get out! Do you understand what I’m saying?”
Nam Kyungsang couldn’t say a word.
“Why are you still here? I said get out!”
No one could help them. When Nam Kyungsang left, Jo Youngsuk smiled and announced.
“Now everyone, don’t forget that Woosung from Daesan will be running a seminar on big data. Attendance is mandatory.”
He then stood up and gave Woosung a genuine smile.
“Haha, Woosung. Good job again. Everyone is excited about your seminar, so good luck.”
When Jo Youngsuk left the room, people could finally breathe.
Yoon Gihwan asked Woosung.
“How’s it going with your seminar preparation? I heard the CEO himself and the chairmen are all going to come.”
“There isn’t much to prepare. I just have to let them know what I know.”
“Well, I guess you’ll do great.”
“I think we are getting close to the end of our project here.”
“So you really plan to quit after this? Do you think it’s really a good idea?”
“Yes. Please make sure the headquarters understand.”
“Alright. By the way, when should I quit?”
Yoon Gihwan looked at Woosung, expecting a plethora of answers.
“You and the other team members can quit after the algorithm trading system is completed and I start making profits.”
Yoon Gihwan stood up.
“Ok. Let’s get going.”
Woosung followed him.