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PHP London July 2017

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Venue: Sainsburys, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT

Note: There will be members of Sainsbury's staff who will be able to help you to the correct room.


7:00-7:30 - Informal drinks, snacks and chat
7:30-7:35 - Welcome & group announcements
7:40-8:30 - Talk:

The Philosophy of Programming

What is programming? What are programs? What are programmers doing when they write programs? What is a successful program?

In this session we will explore programming as a modelling activity comparing it with art and science: exploring the relationship between programming and truth, knowledge and representation.

I'll speak in terms of PHP examples possibly also in comparison to other languages.

Speaker: Michael Burgess

Michael is a senior learning consultant primarily teaching data science, functional programming and other IT skills courses.

His graduate work is in Machine Learning as applied to problems quantum measurement, and he has run many academic seminars in philosophy and continue to run similar discussion forums for the public. ​


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33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT · London
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