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.
Blurb sent me off to QCon SF 2014 for three days.
Melody Meckfessel: Google/Cloud Engineering
Leslie Lamport: Programming is more than coding
Bruce Schneier: Security