Hiking and Hacking: Two Sides of the Same Coin

John Bafford (26.May.2017 at 10:45, 1 hr )
Talk at php[tek] 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

While hiking the 2,200-mile long Appalachian Trail, I realized that planning and executing a long-distance hike involves many of the same skills and challenges as developing software. In this talk, I’ll join these two disparate worlds you wouldn’t have thought have everything in common.

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Rating: 5 of 5

26.May.2017 at 18:24 by Ed Barnard (80 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was a fantastic approach to telling a story to make a technical point. He told of specific experiences, interventions, and observations along the Appalachian Trail. He continuously brought these observations into technical perspective. Brilliant.

Rating: 3 of 5

26.May.2017 at 21:43 by John Hackett (18 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It was a good talk and somewhat inspirational to hear about his journey. However, this is another situation where I think the title could have been less misleading... I thought we would have been talking abut hacking at some point, not an hour long talk about traversing the AT and some minor correlations between that and software dev.

Rating: 4 of 5

30.May.2017 at 09:24 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk, it was very entertaining to hear about John's hike. This was certainly a different than most talk, but it was nice to attend a talk that was from a different viewpoint. I like the correlations between hiking and software development, especially about being prepared, being willing to make adaptations and adjustments along the way, and using the resources you have.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Jun.2017 at 16:09 by Sandy Smith (34 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This should be a keynote.

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