What do cars, chess and Peter Griffin have to do with decision-making? Decision-making is a complex process, we go through it multiple times per day. Everything from micro-decisions like deciding how to write [...]
Tests, monitoring, these help us assert the known knowns of our systems. But what about the known unknowns? Or, especially in complex distributed systems, the unknown unknowns? What can we learn from the [...]
Manuel's passion for software development is way older than his passion for the environment. Still, he realises one cannot be more important than the other over the last ten years. In this talk, [...]
As the world of work is changing so rapidly, skills will become outdated even faster than they do today. Even if you don’t know exactly what or when, you will have to continuously [...]
"Very few of the best apps and services in the world were created by a single person. So if we want to be a part of the next great product, why wouldn't we [...]
The latest advances in developer tools and programming languages can make us much more efficient as software engineers. But more efficient at what? We need to know that what we're building is something [...]
With companies beginning to demand a return to the office, more and more folks are considering becoming independent remote contractors for hire. But independent contracting in the tech world has gotten a bit [...]
With agency work you quickly think of creative solutions that must be valuable and also have to look great. However, to actually make cool stuff you need a solid foundation with a solid [...]
Jordi is an indie developer building products for Apple platforms. He has launched more than 20 apps and side projects over the last two years, seven of which have been featured on the [...]
Go on an adventure to the African rainforest. You will learn how we help rangers protect endangered species using technology. I can already tell you one thing. Getting hardware and real-time communication to [...]
We're all rushing to build the next big thing, jammed full of cutting edge technologies. We want to ensure our code is scaleable, our animations are engaging, and screens useable, but are we [...]
Are you living a healthy life? I certainly wasn’t. In 2017 I ended up in hospital diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It scared me silly, and prompted me to change my life. In [...]
"We're looking for passionate programmers!" says the job ad. For a love-in or a development role? 'Passion' is used to evoke single-mindedness, drive and intensity, but it also has many other meanings, surely [...]
The era of brogramming is dead, and nothing of value was lost. In its place we're entering an era where developers must learn to accept ethical and moral responsibility for the software we [...]
At appdevcon Dave Verwer gave a very inspiring talk about getting healthy and losing weight. In this interview he looks back at his session and gives a bit more background about the talk.
In a world full of hustle and work harder, we at Buffer are trying to go at it in a different way. In this talk I would love cover what it means to [...]
It turns out there are a lot of things that are similar about learning a human language similar to one you already know and a computer language similar to one you already know. [...]
Whilst crafting products, it's common for developers to find difficult to ship products and fast whilst also creating a codebase that allows you to easily do so. Whilst at the beginning of a [...]
Sketching is a crucial skill that spans all job titles. It helps with brainstorming ideas, iterating through concepts, and communicating our ideas to others. Whether working individually or in a group, our ability [...]
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