Paradoxes and theorems every developer should know

Joshua Thijssen (01.Jul.2017 at 10:45, 45 min)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

What do german tanks, your birthday and the speed of light have to do with our daily development work? It turns out, quite a lot!

During this presentation, I will explain a series of mathematical theorems and paradoxes that we encounter every day during development, but we often fail to recognize. By using these theorems, we can create better code, find more secure and efficient solutions to our problems, and it even helps you out communicating with clients and project owners.

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Rating: 4 of 5

01.Jul.2017 at 11:29 by Harold Claus (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk and great speaker. Contains humor and useful info. Great to see things in perspective. Thx.

Rating: 4 of 5

01.Jul.2017 at 11:32 by Jordan Kasper (73 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This is a very interesting talk with great takeaways for developers in any language. The speaker was very good, but his walking back and forth was a bit distracting to me.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Jul.2017 at 13:36 by Mairsil (36 comments)

Very entertaining and much more relevant to everyday work than you'd expect.

If there's any area for improvement it's in adding a little more explanation about the various problems before moving on to the solution. In some cases it wasn't clear what the question was until we were well into the answer.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Jul.2017 at 19:50 by Robert (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

While being packed with interesting topics it was also funny from time to time and I will certainly remember and use some the things I've learned in daily work.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Jul.2017 at 21:52 by Arjan van den Bos (27 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Like always Joshua delivered a great talk, as always with a unique but interesting topic. Entertaining, recognizable and relevant for every developer. Well done!

Rating: 4 of 5

01.Jul.2017 at 22:13 by Erik de Bos (19 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fun speaker and quite brave to address some pretty complex stuff. Interesting and relevant ideas although in a couple of cases the practical consequences seemed a bit far-fetched.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Jul.2017 at 11:20 by Bas (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I did already know some of the paradoxes and theorems. it was nice to see them altogether and how they (could) effect programming. It was interesting and fun.

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Jul.2017 at 09:06 by Martijn (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Given like a pro.

This was actually one of the favourite non-technical talks of the conference. The speaker was able to captivate the audience and was able to bring across topics that are actually quite hard to grasp. Some of the topics covered are a bit more far-fetched in real live then others.

On a side note, somebody mentioned that the walking around of the speaker was distracting, I liked it, it showed that he was at ease with the subject and more important it brought a bit of a change compared to other speakers I saw that where just standing behind the speaker desk and not moving at all.

On the organiser part, maybe, just maybe you could have scheduled the talk in a bigger room :)

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Jul.2017 at 09:50 by Henry Snoek (22 comments) via Web2 LIVE

An interesting 'softer' subject that appealed to a lot of people as the the room was packed. There weren't enough chairs to seat everyone. Joshua is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker who can keep his audience engaged.
Thank you!

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Jul.2017 at 18:04 by Tim Huijzers (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Seen this talk twice now, great talk with some very weird and surprising stuff. wonder if anyone got the 2,4,6 solution yet?

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