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Baruco 2014
José Tomás Albornoz
How I built my own Twitch-Plays-Pokémon
**February 14th, 2014. 10 pm CET.**: While pretty much everyone with a partner is having some quality "Valentine's Day" time, a very interesting social experiment is growing: **Twitch Plays Pokémon.** A massive Pokémon gaming session where literally *dozens of thousands* of people play the same match of game at the same time is not something you s…
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Full Stack Fest 2015
Ernie Miller
How to Build a Skyscraper
Since 1884, humans have been building skyscrapers. This means that we had 6 decades of skyscraper-building experience before we started building software (depending on your definition of "software"). Maybe there are some lessons we can learn from past experience? This talk won't make you an expert skyscraper-builder, but you might just come away w…
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Baruco 2014
Leon Gersing
Keep Software Weird
How much code coverage does it take it ship a minimal viable product? How many Scrum Certifications does it take to make your team agile? How many languages learned make a journeyman a master? In software, there is an expressed desire to be taken seriously as craftspeople. To this end, we've introduced process, metrics and quantifiable boundaries a…
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Full Stack Fest 2017
Ben Foxall
Making a lot of things

There's a satisfaction in creating something.

Taking a concept, chat or sketch and being able to implement something that people can interact with is one of the wonderful things about the area that we work in.

I'll talk about what it means to be creative, it's benefits, and how we can optimise our approaches to building software & …

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Full Stack Fest 2015
Sandi Metz
Nothing is Something
Our code is full of hidden assumptions, things that seem like nothing, secrets that we did not name and thus cannot see. These secrets represent missing concepts and this talk shows you how to expose these concepts with code that is easy to understand, change and extend. Being explicit about ideas will make your code simpler, your apps clearer and …
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Full Stack Fest 2015
Davy Stevenson
Orders of Magnitude
Up until the 17th century, the world was mostly limited to what we could see with the naked eye. Our understanding of things much smaller and much larger than us was limited. In the past 400 years our worldview has increased enormously, which has led to the advent of technology, space exploration, computers and the internet. However, our brains are…
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Full Stack Fest 2015
Lauren Scott
Shall I Compare Thee to a Line of Code?
Ever wish that your peers called your code a "work of art"? What is it that artful programmers know that makes their work transcend functionality and become something that has value in its essence? There's a lot that we can learn from the arts, particularly from art forms that share our linguistic building blocks. Because as all programmers and p…
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Baruco 2014
Evil Tom Stuart
Smalltalk, Lisp, Bash: Three Interesting Languages
In this talk, we take a brief tour of three languages which influenced the design of Ruby. We'll see how each of them has an extremely minimal specification, requiring the programmer to grasp only one or two concepts to understand the whole language. We'll see how this same characteristic allows us to implement our own control flow structures, and …
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Full Stack Fest 2017
Kelsey Breseman
Smart Grid: How IoT Fights Climate Change

IoT is too often discussed in the abstract. What does it really mean to build a second internet? What does it mean to create an internet out of distributed, sensing machines which talk to each other?

In this talk, I'll show you how I'm using connected devices and distributed sensor data on the energy grid to fight climate change.

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Full Stack Fest 2015
Rachel Andrew
The business of front-end development
In this talk I’ll take a look at how front-end development has changed over the last few years. How we have moved from being experts in browser quirks to focus on tooling and process. I’ll discuss when and how we should consider using third-party plugins and frameworks, and where we should spend the time really nailing the front-end. We’ll also tak…
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Full Stack Fest 2015
Liz Abinante
Why I Ruby
I write Ruby because the community helped me be a successful beginner when I was struggling alone after more than 10 years of writing HTML & CSS and knowing no one else who wrote code. This talk is an ode to Ruby and the wonderful things we’ve done together, and a little flash back to my first program ever.
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