February 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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6PM-6:30PM: Gather and socializing, light snacks provided
6:30PM-7:30PM: Sarah Gray presents Mark by Mark: Some Reflections On Writing New Worlds
Software is the result of encoding manual processes into written instruction sets that are maintained by people and executed by computers. In other words, as developers we are translating the so-called Real World into automatable processes that can run without --or alongside--people. We are also, much like Harold with his famous Purple Crayon, envisioning and creating new worlds, walking one step behind the marks we make on the page. In this talk I will share some thoughts on writing and testing the worlds we create when we turn conversation and speculations into code.
Sarah has been developing software for a number of startups since 2001. Prior to that she got her masters degree from ITP in NYC, where she spent a few years making projects that sat in the intersection of art and technology, waiting for the light to turn green.
She is currently a senior software engineer at Trunk Club, where she has been focused on building a set of micro-services that will enable scaling the universe of well-dressed men to massive proportion. Sarah has been nicknamed "The Voice of Reason" at just about every job she's ever had, and her passion in software is writing well-tested, clear, and maintainable code that makes people's lives easier, more successful, and more fun.