Fun with Dead Languages – Damian Conway – 19, 20, 21 March

SUMMARY Watch in mesmerised horror as Damian hacks code in several unrelated programming languages (none of them Perl). Along the way, you’ll also discover what’s wrong with modern CS education, why programmers shouldn’t frequent casinos, the power of Thor’s Law, the language of moisture vaporators, C++ mysticism, how to use the three shells, state machines […]

Design Eye for a Dev Guy – Julian Boot – 26, 31 July | 1 Aug

A crash course in pre-attentive visual processing Users today expect a great experience. The expected level of fit-and-finish in user interfaces has increased rapidly over the last five years. Small, Agile teams can no longer make do with “just enough” UI skills. While not all teams today have a dedicated full-time desiginer, elements of good […]

BrisJS – Brisbane – 5 Sept

A principled tool for building large JavaScript applications JavaScript is everywhere – but it’s difficult to build large applications with. Part of the reason is weak typing and mutation. Roy is designed to help with building large applications. It is a statically-typed, functional programming language that compiles to JavaScript. It takes ideas from Haskell, Scala […]

MelbJS – Melbourne – 12 Sept

A principled tool for building large JavaScript applications JavaScript is everywhere – but it’s difficult to build large applications with. Part of the reason is weak typing and mutation. This talk will show off some of Roy’s features and how they solve practical problems encountered with plain JavaScript.Roy is designed to help with building large […]

SydJS – Sydney – 13 Sept

The Quest for Reusable JS JS is everywhere. We can use it in the browser, on a webserver and that’s just the start. Most of the code that people are writing, however, is generally implemented with only one of those platforms in mind. We can do better though, and target multiple platforms without waiting for […]

Design Eye for a Dev Guy – Julian Boot – 18 Oct

A crash course in pre-attentive visual processing Users today expect a great experience. The expected level of fit-and-finish in user interfaces has increased rapidly over the last five years. Small, Agile teams can no longer make do with “just enough” UI skills. While not all teams today have a dedicated full-time desiginer, elements of good […]

Open Space Community Night Melbourne – 28 Nov

Colleagues and YOW! Speakers networking in a knowledge sharing Open Space format. What is an Open Space: Open-space technology on Wikipedia A brief users’s guide to open-space technology rom 5.30pm to 8.30pm for a drink and light food followed by great discussions and networking, facilitated and guided by fellow network developers and YOW! Speakers.   […]