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Software Art Thou? - Sam Aaron

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67 Queen St, Melbourne

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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‘Software Art Thou?’ is a series of high quality entertaining talks about all aspects of software.

Each night is focused on one presenter and their ideas, so you can get straight to the good parts. No long agendas, no boring announcements, no awkward setup — just food, music, and an interesting talk about software.

Professionally catered finger food suitable for all tastes, (including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diets) as well as drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), will be served throughout the night.

So, no matter what your background is, if you’re involved in the software industry, then you’re guaranteed to learn something interesting and maybe even look at the world in a slightly different way.

For more information check out softwareartthou.com


The Talk

Live Coding systems encourage us to think extremely differently about programming languages. In addition to considering standard requirements such as reliability, efficiency and correctness we are also forced to deal with issues such as liveness, coordination and synchronization all whilst working in real time.

Live Coders not only run and modify code live — they often perform with it on stage in front of large crowds of people who really don't want the code to miss a beat. In this code and demo-heavy talk, Sam will introduce the motivation for Sonic Pi - a system designed specifically for live coding music - before taking a deep technical dive into the internal ideas and innovations. The audience will explore Sonic Pi's novel temporal semantics which allow multiple concurrent threads to execute in synchronization along with live hot-swapping of code.

Ultimately, everyone will discover an exciting area of programming language research in an approachable and instructive manner all whilst making some sick beats and drops.


The Speaker

Sam Aaron is a researcher, software architect and computational thinker with a deep fascination surrounding the notion of communicative programming. He sees programming as one of the many communication channels for descriptions of formalised process of any kind, be it a business process, a compiler strategy or even a musical composition.


The Schedule

Thursday, 14th of November

6:00 PM Doors open
6:30 PM Talk and questions
8:00 PM Mingle
9:00 PM Close


The Location

Zendesk Offices,
Lower Ground, 67 Queen Street, (Corner of Queen Street and Collins Street)
Melbourne,
Victoria, 3000,
Australia.


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