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Thursday, November 17
 

10:30am EET

[SLIDES]Ali Kheyrollahi @aliostad - From hard science to baseless opinions: where did we go wrong?
From the mathematicians and scientists of the 20th centuries to today's ninja craftsmen/craftswomen, Software community hast lost something along the way. Instead of carefully observing scientific methods and maintaining objectivity, we have tangled ourselves in web of hype, and celebrity culture - as if adopting today's YOLO motto. We have completely forgot how to reason scientifically about matters of technical dispute, instead, whoever is more opinionated or shouts louder wins - as if software is an abstract art where you can only form an opinion. This talk is a critique of the status quo. With a survey of the history of software, we will try to find our roots highlighting the wrong footsteps we have taken as an industry. It also shines a ray of light with the recent rise in adoption of scientific methods as a result of pick up in Machine Learning and Data Science. A sobering talk yet not without sprinkles of fun and sense of humour...

Speakers
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Ali Kheyrollahi

Solutions Architect, ASOS
A distributed systems practitioner and machine learning enthusiast, Ali currently is a solution architect building web-scale solutions. A performance and scalability junkie, he loves HTTP, API design, and business-modeling DDD-style. He is an author, blogger and OSS contributor and... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:25am EET
5. Theta
  5. Theta

1:40pm EET

[SLIDES]Amye Scavarda @amye - Work On The Wrong Things First
It's way too easy to get caught into a path of 'I must be doing it wrong, everyone else seems to understand all this technology, and I don't get it'. The problem is that's wrong. We also have an obsession with 'you must be working on the right things!' And in order to learn how to put everything together, you need to practice. So, work on the wrong things first.

Speakers
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Amye Scavarda

Gluster Community Lead, Red Hat
Implementer of sanity in fast-paced chaos. Pleasant, cheerful andcompetent in a sea of snark. I'm at Red Hat as their Gluster CommunityLead. I help feed and water the Gluster.org community. Previously, Iwas a Drupal and DevOps project manager, expanding out the world onelittle website... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 1:40pm - 2:35pm EET
1. Alfa
 

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