What Computer Scientists Know: Recursion by Dave Bock

Title: What Computer Scientists Know: Recursion by Dave Bock

When: Nov 5, 6:30 - 9:00 (presentation starts at 7)

Description: So you came to software development from some other background, and wonder wht you missed not getting a "traditional computer science degree"?  I believe that the best engineers come from varied backgrounds, but an understanding - at least enough to appreciate the topics in the field of Computer Science - helps tremendously.

I might not be able to give you a com sci degree in a couple of short talks, but I can hit the highlights.  In this first of a series of talks, you'll learn about recursion… the act of solving a problem by defining a method that calls itself, getting closer to the solution each time. This isn't just trivia… chances are there are several places you use recursion daily without even realizing it!

Bring your thinking caps, because we'll start with a 10 minute thought experiment based on one of the Project Euler problems (http://projecteuler.net).

Speaker: Dave Bock

Food: Altamira will provide pizza and sodas

Conference: DevIgnition is coming up Dec 6th! Think of it as a fun and informal all-day meetup full of great emerging tech talks: DevIgnition.com

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  • Mark J.

    Excellent presentation, really enjoyed it and hope Dave is able to present on additional topics

    November 6, 2013

  • Alberto M.

    Yes, Dave Bock was great! Excellent topic.

    November 6, 2013

  • Patrick R.

    It was awesome!

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Brian C.

    A great talk, perfect for someone who comes from a non-CS background like me. Can't wait to hear the next of Dave's talks in the series!

    November 6, 2013

  • bob p.


    November 6, 2013

  • Patrick R.

    looking forward to meeting other rubyists!

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Nabeel A.

    Serial entrepreneur here, looking for Ruby gurus as founding partners. Say hello if you are interested in travel tech space.

    3 · October 27, 2013

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