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59:45

Managing for Serendipity

Posted by Dave Snowden  on  Sep 13, 2013

Dave Snowden discusses managing exaptation, addressing the use of discovery networks, modularity of needs and capabilities, distributed cognition and Cynefin.

50:44

Programming for the Expression of Ideas

Posted by Gerald Sussman  on  Sep 03, 2013

Gerald Sussman explains how programming can help understand Analytical Mechanics and Differential Geometry, and make some concepts of General Relativity come alive. Indeed, a well-crafted program is an expression of an idea, and it may be a work of art.

44:33

The Assassin's Mindset: Identifying Assumptions to De-Risk Your Idea

Posted by Giff Constable  on  Aug 18, 2013

Giff Constable shares 4 tactics for thinking holistically about an idea and clearly identifying, prioritizing and tackling assumptions.

40:33

Data, Visibility, and Abstraction

Posted by Stuart Sierra  on  Jul 15, 2013 1

Stuart Sierra introduces some general guidelines for designing systems which make their data and abstractions more transparent to developers, using code examples in Clojure.

54:25

Cheating Decline: Acting Now to Let You Program Well for a Really Long Time

Posted by Brian Marick  on  Jun 20, 2013 9

Brian Marick shares insight into how one can remain a programmer throughout his career.

37:25

Engines of Abstraction

Posted by Jim Duey  on  Jun 13, 2013 1

Jim Duey surveys several abstraction techniques that can help in writing reusable code in Clojure.

34:59

Domain-Driven Design with Clojure

Posted by Amit Rathore  on  May 27, 2013 1

Amit Rathore shares advice in building large scale applications in Clojure, making sure the code is readable and maintainable.

44:00

Keynote: The Power of Abstraction

Posted by Barbara Liskov  on  May 03, 2013 1

Abstraction is at the center of much work in Computer Science. It encompasses finding the right interface for a system as well as finding an effective design for a system implementation.

20:30

3 Things You Need to Turn Your Enterprise Into A Platform

Posted by Laura Merling  on  Apr 04, 2013

Laura Merling shares advice in building a software platform for the enterprise based on 3 ideas: Product to Sell, Self-Service with Full Service, Things in Common.

01:21:16

Reflections on Reflection

Posted by Jim Coplien  on  Mar 01, 2013 4

Jim Coplien believes that we have done OOP the wrong way for 40 years, and suggests an approach to reflection based on the DCI paradigm and influenced by the human society.

32:02

Grace: An Open-source Educational OO Language

Posted by Michael Homer  on  Feb 25, 2013

Michael Homer introduces Grace, an educational OO language used to teach programming to students.

01:07:35

Internet Voting: An Idea whose Time has Not Come

Posted by Barbara Simons  on  Feb 01, 2013 1

Barbara Simons examines some of the threats of Internet voting in the hope of encouraging the technical community to oppose Internet voting unless and until these threats can be eliminated.

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