06 August 2013
Guest Speaker: Damian Conway
Guest Speaker: Damian Conway
Mozilla Offices, Suite 500, 366 Adelaide Street West (just east of Spadina)
Damian Conway

Watch in mesmerized terror as Damian hacks code in several unrelated programming languages (none of them Perl). Along the way, you'll also discover what's wrong with modern CS education, why programmers shouldn't frequent casinos, the power of Thor's Law, the language of moisture vaporators, C++ mysticism, how to use the three shells, state machines on steroids, programming without variables or subroutines, a cheap and eco-friendly alternative for distributed persistent computation, what the Romans used instead of braces, the ancient probabilistic wisdom of bodkins, and the price of fish.

(Ed.: This is going to be the more outlandish of his talks this year. It is a new-and-improved version of a talk Damian last gave in Toronto seven years ago where he demonstrates his virtuosity -- and insanity -- in many programming languages and paradigms. Computer geeks from all language backgrounds should enjoy this thoroughly.)