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Paolo "Nusco" Perrotta has more than ten years of experience as a developer and a writer. He worked for domains ranging from embedded to enterprise software, computer games, and web applications. He describes himself as an "Agile Coach, Rubyist, Generic Italian Guy, author of Metaprogramming Ruby".

About the conference

Joy of Coding is a one-day conference that celebrates the art, craft, science but foremost the joy of software development. It is a day for talking and collaborating with like-minded coders. The conference is not targeted towards a particular language or platform: any software developer that wants to learn, share and improve is invited.

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May 30, 2013

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  • thinking fast and slow

    by Ali Motaz /

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    someone read thinking fast and slow (kahneman)

  • I am reading "Surfaces and Essences", Hofstadter's latest book

    by Faisal Waris /

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    www.amazon.com/Surfaces-Essences-Analogy-Fuel-T...

    The book is written in conjunction with a psychologist Emmanuel Sander and is an introspective look at how the brain functions.

    There are many parallels between this talk the book; the brain has very deceptive and subtle biases based on prior learning.

    I struggled quite a bit while learning functional programming and I can see now how years of OO conditioning was working against me.

    Another topic worth reading about is the Blub Paradox. See www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?BlubParadox

  • Re: thinking fast and slow

    by Paolo Perrotta /

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    The talk actually existed way before the book was published, but Kahneman's work was most definitely an indirect influence. When I delivered this version, I'd started reading the book. In a subsequent delivery, I'd read enough of the book to actually mention it explicitly and focus exclusively on biases - so yes, definitely a great book to read. :)

  • Re: I am reading "Surfaces and Essences", Hofstadter's latest boo

    by Paolo Perrotta /

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    The blub paradox will probably find its way into my next talk. Thanks for the pointer!

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