Programming Styles and Your Brain: Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford will join us on June 21 to explore the interplay of head and gut in programming.

 

* What is the psychology behind various programming styles?

* How do you make programs communicate effectively?

* How do you debug and reduce error rates?

 

FREE: FOOD (VEGAN incl.), CRAFT BEER, STIMULATION


RSVP now to reserve your spot, as this will fill up fast.


About Douglas Crockford:

* Father of JSON

* Writer and speaker on JavaScript

* Developer of JSLint

 

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  • Amanda S.

    Check out the photos from our last Meetup here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjBexT5W­.

    S/O to Xplorer Kristian Widjaja for capturing our last Meetup.

    Interested in playing photographer at our next Meetup on 8/27 featuring Jay Silver? Msg me.

    August 7, 2012

  • Amanda S.

    VIDEO IS UP: http://www.youtube.com/channel/...­

    We will continue to post all TechXploration videos to this channel (including our talk with Simon Phipps) so hit "Subscribe"!

    June 26, 2012

  • Raghu

    It was great !!

    June 23, 2012

  • Evan m.

    I enjoyed the talk. I never really picked up JavaScript because I didn't have to. Thanks to Doug, I'm now interested in exploring it... er the good parts.

    June 23, 2012

  • Emily S.

    I thought it was great! He was hilarious and realistic.

    June 22, 2012

  • Kurt S.

    Excellent session. Douglas was insightful and witty.

    June 22, 2012

  • Amanda S.

    Keep the ratings and feedback coming and please don't forget to take the poll, found here: http://www.meetup.com/TechXplor...­

    June 22, 2012

  • Amanda S.

    @Zsombor, Sumita and murtaza: I will post a link to the full recording by Wednesday.

    June 22, 2012

  • Rafael A.

    Excellent presenter. Very engaging topic. Hearing him made me want to work for eBay :-)

    June 22, 2012

  • Venu R.

    Awesome content and an even better presenter

    June 22, 2012

  • Kenji K.

    Very interesting observations on programing.

    June 22, 2012

  • Tian Y.

    awesome

    June 22, 2012

  • John F.

    My favorite Crockford line? "that hardly ever happens" is the same as "it happens"

    June 22, 2012

  • Sumeet T.

    Good presentation

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speaker, although I did not realize it was mainly going to be about JavaScript--guess I should read past the title

    June 22, 2012

  • Sankar G.

    Crockford's explanation to the problem was based on experience which no one of us ever missed to encounter while programming.

    June 22, 2012

  • Hozefa

    Very insightful talk. It was funny and interesting at same time. Learnt some new things.

    June 22, 2012

  • Chris W.

    Great talk, but not what I was expecting. I was hoping for a discussion around things like control flow, monads, continuation style programming, and their relationship to how we think, etc. The talk was really "Design Flaws in JavaScript, their Genesis, and How to Avoid them." With so many great Meetups in the area, it can sometimes be hard to choose which to see, so I'm sure we all appreciate appropriate agendas and titles to help us choose.

    June 22, 2012

  • Beth C.

    Always a pleasure to hear Douglas speak.

    June 22, 2012

  • Carlos V.

    Really nice session, thanks!

    June 22, 2012

  • Ahmad Y.

    That was amazing. The presenter was very knowledgeable, very experienced and he was a great presenter as well. The venue, food and all services were excellent. Thank you.

    June 22, 2012

  • Don G.

    Very good and interesting presentation with the right amount of humor.

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Crockford gave an interesting talk about examples of there-be-dragons features of computer languages, using javascript as an example, and explaining the principles of choosing a language subset and style to avoid pitfalls. He gave us an idea of what is planned for future Javascript releases.

    June 22, 2012

  • Gregory R.

    Very good presentation, lots of good information

    June 22, 2012

  • Oscar R.

    Great meetup: great food, great speaker, (great beer) ...

    June 22, 2012

  • Roman V S.

    My brain felt pampered and my gut agreed!

    June 22, 2012

  • Ron F.

    Crockford is an amazing speaker, and this talk was no exception.

    June 22, 2012

  • murtaza

    would be nice if you'll can post the presentation or even better a recording.

    June 22, 2012

  • Sumita J.

    Is there a recording available?

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event, thank you! Is there a chance we could get the slides posted somewhere?

    June 21, 2012

  • Raja K.

    @Joe , not all will turn up who had signed up , since there is only 8 waiting list i am sure u will be able to find a spot if u stop by.

    1 · June 21, 2012

  • Amanda S.

    June 21, 2012

  • Amanda S.

    Xplorers: As Al did, please post questions for Doug. I will compile and pass along. See you all on Thursday!

    June 18, 2012

  • Amanda S.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Al. I'll bring this up with him.

    June 18, 2012

  • al f.

    Could Mr. Crockford give his insights on "the DCI Architecture," how it connects to the way we think, and what lies beyond?

    June 13, 2012

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