TITLE: Strange Loop 2014 Videos Are Up
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: September 22, 2014 10:33 AM
just ended Friday evening, and already videos of nearly all
the talks are available on
a YouTube channel.
(A few have been delayed at the speaker's request.)
I regret missing the conference this year. I've been a
regular attendee over the years and much enjoyed
last year's edition.
But it's probably just as well that the tickets sold out
before I bought mine. My intro course has kept me pedaling
full speed since school started, and I would have regretted
missing a lab day and a class session just as we are getting
to the meat of the course. I followed along with the
conference on Twitter as time permitted.
The video titles foreshadow the usual treasure trove of Strange
Loop content. It would be easier to list the talks I don't
want to watch than the ones I do. A few I'll watch early on
include Stephen Kell's "Liberating the Smalltalk Lurking in C
and Unix", Stefanie Schirmer's "Dynamic Programming At Ease",
Mark Allen's "All Of This Has Happened Before, and It Will All
Happen Again", Julia Evans's "You Can Be a Kernel Hacker!",
and Michael Nygard's "Simulation Testing".
An underrated advantage of actually attending a conference
is not being able to be in two places at one time. Having
to make a choice is sometimes a good thing; it helps us to
preserve limited resources. The downside to the
wonderfulness of having all the videos available on-line,
for viewing at my leisure, is that I want to watch them all
-- and I don't have enough leisure!