A year ago, I started a new job after a year working remotely, meaning back to commuting! For me commuting do not only have down sides, I found an effective way to make use of this time by watching between 5 and 10 conferences a week from technical talk like Scaling Server Software by Dave Watson explaining modifications to the linux kernel at Facebook to a less technical part of the spectrum like Agile is Dead by Dave Thomas and passing by more fundamental subjects like Why Functional Programming Matters by John Hughes.
Without further ado, from the ~400 talks I watched during the last year, here is my top 10!
- You and Your Research by Dr. Richard W. Hamming (NPS ‘95)
- Growing a Language by Guy Steele (OOPSLA ‘98)
- ZFS: The Last Word in File Systems [Part 2] by Jeff Bonwick & Bill Moore (SNIA 2008)
- Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos by Bryan M. Cantrill (USENIX 2011)
- Simplicity Matters by Rich Hickey (Rails Conf 2012)
- Y Not - Adventures in Functional Programming by Jim Weirich (Ruby Conf 2012)
- The Secret History of Silicon Valley by Steve Blank (AppNexus 2013)
- The Future of Programming by Bret Victor (DBX 2013)
- Software-Defined Culture by Tim Gross (DevOpsDays Philly 2016)
- Stop Over-Engenering by Greg Young (BUILD STUFF 2016)
From now on, I will do a post each sunday to share the best talks I watched during the week.