Alex Blewitt discusses the origins of Unicode, why UTF8 is important, how character sets have evolved over time and the role Unicode has had in the evolution of many languages.
Amber Case talks about the road from VR to AR, the history and future of wearables, human augmentation, infrastructure, machine vision, computer backpacks, heads up displays, reality editing, etc.
Igor Wiedler discusses GIF topics: compression, patents, legal trials, boycotts, browsers, color palettes and binary numbers.
John Hughes takes a deep dive into the history of functional programming to revisit a personal selection of highlights.
Brian Troutwine discusses aeronautics research attempting to convince listeners that moonshot projects should not be considered independently of their organizations and history.
Steve Elliott covers the evolution of how Java came to be what it is today including some lesser known history, and takes a look at the current roadmap of Java going forwards.
Christopher Meiklejohn talks through a history of chain replication, starting with the original work from 2004 by van Renesse and Schneider up to new and unique designs of chain replication.
Robert Martin walks through some of the history of programming languages, and then prognosticates on the future of languages.
This talk looks at where Java has come from and where it is going, including some of the things that may be in Java 9 such as Jigsaw, the sun.* changes, the G1 garbage collector, and VarHandles.
Michael Hendricks talks about how they used genetic algorithms to evolve Prolog programs based on historic data from peer to peer lending markets.
Sam Newman talks about the history of where microservices came from, what they are, the benefits and downsides, and the core principles to stick to do to them well.
Jeff Lindsay talks about the history and future of Docker, and shares some of his cutting-edge tooling for deploying systems with Docker.