Philosophy in Code: I Kant Even

Margaret Staples (09.Feb.2018 at 11:30, 1 hr )
Talk at SunshinePHP 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

Coding in practice is a perpetual learning experience. The ongoing necessity of tackling new languages, frameworks, legacy codebases, etc. can be daunting. Immanuel Kant outlined some thought tools for making sense of and eventually conquering vast intellectual territory. I have found the application of these insights enormously helpful over many years and countless tricky knowledge bases. This talk will aim to pass along those tools and techniques, and make the first steps of your future challenges less intimidating.

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Rating: 4 of 5

09.Feb.2018 at 12:10 by Alexandra Brown (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really interesting to bring philosophy in code. The speaker was enthusiastic and passionate about the subject, but that sometimes caused her to speak too fast. I would've like more time to digest what was said before moving on to the next topic. For a first time, the speaker did very well.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Feb.2018 at 12:12 by Sonny Savage (34 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I found the concepts fascinating. I sometimes got lost in the abstractions. Having the concrete examples on the slides would have helped me grasp the abstractions.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Feb.2018 at 13:27 by Trent Harvey (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Talk was interesting and thought provoking though at times moved too fast and lacked clear applied samples at times. Would've appreciated more time to dive into the application of different philosophical ideas in the real world rather than quickly moving on to the next high level topic. Enjoyed the enthusiasm of the speaker and personal touches to the slides which included some humorous memes.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Feb.2018 at 10:48 by James LaChance (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great information, engaging speaker, but I have always struggled with abstract concepts.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Feb.2018 at 11:27 by Christian Varela (91 comments) via Web2 LIVE

good subject explained by a very enthusiastic speaker.

Rating: 4 of 5

11.Feb.2018 at 07:32 by Omni Adams (113 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Lots of great information, even if presented a bit fast. For something like philosophy, a chance to let the ideas sink in would be great. Also, the animated GIFs were very distracting from your points. I wish this talk was recorded so I could give it another listen.

Rating: 4 of 5

11.Feb.2018 at 11:44 by Jeff Madsen (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fun and different. I might suggest a little "abstract -> real world case" model (which is what you did, but I'd move it even more to that).

When you would read something by Kant, it was often an idea I would need to sit and reflect on before fully grasping, ad so missed that a little bit. Examples would fill that gap.

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