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Rails Conf 2012 Keynote: Simplicity Matters by Rich Hickey - YouTube
Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure and designer of Datomic, is a software developer with over 20 years of experience in various domains. Rich has worked on s...
simplicity  clojure  conference  conferencetalk  video 
9 weeks ago by kme
Jen Simmons: Revolutionize your page: Real art direction on the web - YouTube
Interesting insights about Instapaper, reader mode, intelligent digital assistants using pages without the designers' CSS--and there being no stats for that.
design  webdesign  columns  flexbox  layout  conference  talk  cssgrid 
11 weeks ago by kme
Why would a python programmer learn rust when there are no jobs in it - YouTube
That is the coolest shirt I've ever seen. Please someone tell me where I can buy that, and port it to a vim color theme
rust  devel  programming  conference  talk 
12 weeks ago by kme
I used Elm in production and it cost me my job – Annaia Berry - YouTube
Time to bill the functionality not the time spent.

Once upon a time, a cargo ship was not starting. Everything seemed fine to mechanics, but the engine just wouldn't start.
After weeks of immobilization and dozen of hours of costly experts not finding the solution, the ship owners were directed by one of the experts to an old retired mechanic who supposedly worked magic in his days. The owners went for it, because at that point they would have hired a shaman if he had promised them to fix their ship.
The old guy came with his own toolbox. Within ten minutes he took out a little hammer and gently hit a specific point in the engine, which then consented to fire up.
The ship owners were delighted and asked the guy to send them the bill. On the morrow he came back with a single-line $10,000 bill. They told the old mechanic that it seemed disproportionate for the time he spent. The mechanics then rewrote the bill as such :
- poking with a hammer : $2
- knowing where to poke : $9,998
elm  haskell  devel  programming  makingyourselfdispensable  video  conference  talk 
12 weeks ago by kme
Corporate Open Source Anti-patterns - YouTube
This is a presentation that I first gave at FISL 2012 and then gave again (with better audio and video) at the Liferay Symposium in October of 2012. Slides f...
opensource  corporations  conference  talk  doingitwrong 
october 2019 by kme
The Perl Conference - YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/
The official YouTube page of The Perl Conference, hosted by The Perl Foundation.
perl  conference  talk  video 
july 2019 by kme
Systems We Love
Do you become unusually fascinated by the inner workings of systems? Do you become uncontrollably intrigued when systems fail? If so, you might suffer from a love of systems, an affliction whose symptoms can include arcane bedside reading, hard-to-explain demos and befuddled family members. If you are a systems lover -- or think you might be one -- then be sure to follow us for updates on the next Systems We Love event.
conference  sysadmin  systemsprogramming  video  talks  nerdery 
june 2019 by kme
Systems We Love - YouTube
Man pages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPe6UXMDMGM&t=4186s
The design of the Unix terminal: https://youtu.be/TPe6UXMDMGM?t=20367
An AWK love story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPe6UXMDMGM&t=28173s
That's the opposite of "blind." Boy, these folks are very, very frightened of the possibility of hearing things they don't like, aren't they. What utter cowards. Normal people with even a modicum of guts can hear things they find unpleasant, they think then say "Yeesh. What a bunch of garbage," and then move on with their lives. Cowards are obsessed with denying others "a platform" because merely hearing the bad thoughts come from another human being causes them to piss their pants.
systems  talk  conference  video  runningthings 
june 2019 by kme
Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party • The Register | https://www.theregister.co.uk/
Unsurprisingly, The Register is not all that flexible when it comes to tech companies trying to intimidate us into writing nothing but positive press coverage. The question you should be asking yourself is: does that mean that everyone who is invited to Apple's events can be relied upon to self-censor any negative comments? (Quick clue: the answer's yes.) ®
apple  wwdc  conference  press  reporting  journalism  reviews 
december 2018 by kme
To Pair or Not to Pair: Pair Programming - YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/
Lady's from ThoughtWorks (https://www.thoughtworks.com/), and if that's sounds familiar, that's because they're the Selenium and GoCD people.

Benefits mentioned in the video:
1. knowledge sharing (1 + 1 > 2)
2. combines two modes of thinking: tactical (driver: local optimization), strategic (navigator: big picture)
3. reflection (on the story, value-added, effectiveness vs. # of LOC)
4. helps coder / team focus; discipline around structure of code, strategy, explain and justify choices, avoid rabbit holes
5. "I get more programming productivity" out of reducing time that I'm stuck than from increasing my speed when I'm not stuck."
6. helps practice "true" CI--code review on-the-go; more collective code ownership; >> trunk-based development

Tips:
1. don't do it for 8 hours a day
2. take breaks; it's exhausting
3. even skill levels
4. share feedback (I don't like it when ...), exchange READMEs
5. "the shame of pair programming"; requires vulnerability

Homogeneous teams feel easier, but easy is bad for performance. (ref: https://hbr.org/2016/09/diverse-teams-feel-less-comfortable-and-thats-why-they-perform-better)

The authors are saying that this idea goes against many people's intuition, and often if there's something counter-intuitive, there's a cognitive bias hidden away somewhere, right?

And the one that they're mentioning here is the "fluency heuristic," which says that we prefer information that is more easily processed, and if it's easily-processed, we think that it's more true, more right, more beautiful, and that serves us very well in a lot of situations in software development. We want readable code, easily-processable things. But I don't think that it serves us well if we think that's why we're not doing pair programming.

So, pairing feels hard, but that doesn't mean that it's not good for performance, and also it doesn't have to stay hard.

Ways to make it easier (reduce friction, conflict, anxiety):
1. get the talking going
2. active listening
3. friendly feedback
4. answer why

See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S92vVAEofes
agile  cs  programming  pairing  pairprogramming  teamwork  collaboration  communication  conference  talk  video 
december 2018 by kme
Howard Chu - LMDB [The Databaseology Lectures - CMU Fall 2015] - YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/
For icing on the cake, packages build by default with useful compile-time features such as consistent use of the ELF rpath header, allowing programs to run in the target environment without requiring LD_LIBRARY_PATH to be set at all, since the built binaries contain internal annotations telling the runtime linker where its library dependencies are to be found.
openldap  lmdb  database  dba  conference  talk 
november 2017 by kme
Perl: The Next Generation - YouTube
This is my "secret" diversity talk aimed at the guys and focusing on how good, but homogenous, people can create an unwelcoming community without realizing it. The solution lies in restructuring how we make decisions, it lies in Kirk vs Picard. And anybody can be a Picard.


A fucking awesome talk that just lays it all out. Favorite quote "Have we optimized for thick-skinned library developers?"
perl  memes  humor  conference  talk  video  programming  diversity 
august 2017 by kme
ElixirConf 2015 - Keynote: Elixir Should Take Over the World by Jessica Kerr - YouTube
Whatever step you're on, you're perfect to teach the people one step *behind* you.

The hardest part of learning is *un*learning.


"It's usually the people from another field that have the big ideas" (new insights).

- blog
- share what you know
- publish small bits of code, so that others can learn
elixir  webdevel  conference  talk  video  learning  programming  howtohelp 
april 2016 by kme
Monitorama PDX 2014 - James Mickens on Vimeo [https://vimeo.com/]
All you need to do is specify a mapper, and then a reducer,
and then, my love, all your computation will be ready to run... on thousands...
of commodity machines.
video  security  funny  conference  slide  thecloud 
july 2015 by kme
Git For Ages 4 And Up | Open Source Developers' Conference 2010 [http://2010.osdc.com.au/]
Michael Schwern

Schwern has a copy of Perl 6, he lets Larry Wall borrow it and take notes.

Schwern once sneezed into a microphone and the text-to-speech conversion was a regex that turns crap into gold.

Damian Conway and Schwern once had an arm wrestling contest. The superposition still hasn't collapsed.

Schwern was the keynote speaker at the first YAPC::Mars.

When Schwern runs a smoke test, the fire department is notified.

Dan Brown analyzed a JAPH Schwern wrote and discovered it contained the Bible.

Schwern writes Perl code that writes Makefiles that write shell scripts on VMS.

Schwern does not commit to master, master commits to Schwern.

SETI broadcast some of Schwern's Perl code into space. 8 years later they got a reply thanking them for the improved hyper drive plans.

Schwern once accidentally typed "git pull --hard" and dragged Github's server room 10 miles.

There are no free namespaces on CPAN, there are just modules Schwern has not written yet.

Schwern's tears are said to cure cancer, unfortunately his Perl code gives it right back.
video  git  epiphany  conference  newbie  versioncontrol  explained 
october 2014 by kme
Jessica Kerr "Git Happens" - YouTube
So, 'git rebase -i' allows you to "pick" some commits to have their own commit in the origin's history (possibly out of order) and choose to "squash" other commits (like when I do 'checkpoint' commits, or Jessica's example of 'Going to lunch') so that they don't clutter up the origin repository's history.
git  gitrebase  conference  talk  video  whenthingsgowrong  explained  epiphany 
september 2014 by kme
How I Got 50% Women Speakers at My Tech Conference | Geek Feminism Blog
So! Getting women to submit content: easy? Um. When I’d talk to men about the conference and ask if they felt like they had an idea to submit for a talk, they’d *always* start brainstorming on the spot. I’m not generalizing — every guy I talked to about speaking was able to come up with an idea, or multiple ideas, right away…and yet, overwhelmingly the women I talked to with the same pitch deferred with a, “well, but I’m not an expert on anything,” or “I wouldn’t know what to submit,” or “yes but I’m not a *lead* [title], so you should talk to my boss and see if he’d want to present.”


from the comments:
For me, this is the primary key. I’d submit if I had any reasonable assurance that merit would trump gender when it came to selection. When that assurance isn’t there, I don’t submit. And that’s because I suspect there’s a pile for men and a pile for “girls”, and only one gets in, as a token. I don’t want to be a token, and for the men who may be reading this and don’t understand why, here’s why: In every tech gathering that’s predominantly men, there’s always some percentage of misogynists. And non-misogynist guys don’t often confront the misogynist ones. So what happens is the dicks treat you like shit, the other guys tacitly sanction it by not rocking the boat, and the effect is that you, as the lone female, have won the great honor of being the conference’s whipping girl. No human volunteers for abuse. This is why women don’t submit.
gender  diversity  conference  notjustwhitedudes  womenintech  feminism  ws  forthecomments  mentoring 
february 2014 by kme
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