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Sun 20 - Fri 25 October 2019 Athens, Greece
Tue 22 Oct 2019 16:00 - 17:00 at Room 2A - Closing keynote

Programming is usually imagined as a solo activity: an intense hacker hiding in their bedroom or cubicle, hunched over a hot VDU with green text on a black background, error messages flashing red. Multi-user environments, pair programming, agile methods, open source, live-streaming, and live-coding, in various different ways, take programmers out of their cubicles and onto a stage. In this talk, I’ll reflect on these different contexts for programming, hopefully finding some commonalities as well as highlighting some differences. I’ll describe some of my own experiences hunched over a keyboard, algoraving sorting algorithms, and live-patching hardware synthesizers. I’ll try to answer the question: What does it mean when computer programming moves from being an Art to being an Act?

Tue 22 Oct

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16:00 - 17:30
Closing keynoteLIVE at Room 2A
The Act of Computer Programming
James Noble Victoria University of Wellington