YOW! Night 2017 Sydney – Melinda Seckington & Bodil Stokke – May 09
THE MARVEL GUIDE FOR DEVELOPERS by Melinda Seckington
Iron Man. Thor. Black Widow. Spider-Man. Captain America.
Forget ninja developers and rockstar developers. What I’m more interested in is the superhero developer: these are the developers that do their best to help others, that try to give back to their community, and generally make the world a better place.
So how can we all strive to be superhero developers? This talk will look at the lessons we can learn from Marvel superheroes on being better developers.
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS by Bodil Stokke
This is a talk about the Open Source movement and the Free Software movement it grew out of, about its disregarded heroes and its flawed prophets, about what it’s doing for us and what it’s doing to us. I’d like to examine how it empowers us, and how it exploits us, and to show you why it’s really, really important that we figure out a way to make sure nobody can ever take it from us.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: MELINDA SECKINGTON
Melinda Seckington is a developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform, and leads the team’s employee evangelism. She loves attending BarCamps, Hackdays and other tech meet ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London. She also writes at MissGeeky, a blog about all things geeky and girly. When she’s not busy with events or blogging, you can find Melinda curled up on her couch with a good book or video game.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: BODIL STOKKE
5:30 pm Welcome networking with refreshments
6:00 pm Presentation followed by Q&A
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