Our next speaker for Maritime DevCon is Chris Dail. Chris is a Director of Software Engineering at EMC Corporation. Located in Moncton, he leads a team of talented developers building software products. Since graduating from the University of New Brunswick, he has spent more than 15 years programming, building products, leading and managing teams.

Chris has spoken at a number of Maritime DevCon conferences, local user group meetings in Moncton and at internal company events.

So Chris tell us, if you were a programming language or technology, which one would you be and why?

Go-lang. Go has been criticized by some for lacking certain features available in other languages. It is a pragmatic language built for a certain set of things. Likewise, I favour pragmatism and readability over correctness.

What do you like best about Maritime DevCon?

Hearing what different technologies other companies in the Maritimes are working with.

Why do you feel your session, Open Source Licensing or Why You Should Hate Facebook, would bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?

People do not often consider the consequences of an open source license when picking a library to depend on.

What is the key take away attendees will get from your sessionĀ Open Source Licensing or Why You Should Hate Facebook?

Some stories and experiences of things to consider about open source software licenses

Thanks for joining us to present Chris!

If you would like to attend Chris’s session, make sure you’ve downloaded the Maritime DevCon app from the iTunes Store or Google Play. You can also view the schedule here.