The Sweet Spot
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Strange Loop 2015: Notes & Reflections

Going to Strange Loop was a huge check off my conference bucket list (lanyard?). I’d always heard about this slightly-weird, highly academic collision between academia and industry, skewing toward programming languages you haven’t heard of (or, at the very least, you’ve never used in production). I anticipated sitting at the feet of gray-haired wizards and bright-eyed hipsters with Ph.Ds.

Recap: QCon SF 2014

Blurb sent me off to QCon SF 2014 for three days.

QConSF: Day Three

Melody Meckfessel: Google/Cloud Engineering

QConSF: Day Two

Leslie Lamport: Programming is more than coding

QConSF: Day One

Bruce Schneier: Security