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