We are in the single digits!!! Only 9 days left till Maritime DevCon and remember you only have until Friday to get your tickets at regular price. Let’s push on with meeting another one of our fantastic speakers. Meet Angus Fletcher.

Angus has been a Fredericton resident for about 10 years now, where he rides bicycles, plays music, writes programs, and occasionally gives talks like these. He is currently an independent remote worker who does the majority of his work in Clojure, a dialect of lisp on the JVM. He loves the idea of starting a software co-op.

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

I would be UDP because I can’t stop talking and I don’t always wait for the ACK.

What do you like best about Maritime DevCon?

I like the opportunity to meet up with other folks who work in tech in the Maritimes

Why do you feel your session, Tracing Threads, A History of Automation, will bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?

I really wanted to do something different this year. My first two conference talks were about my work in a time and a place, and while I like to think they were interesting and useful, the first one was about a lot of ideas that hadn’t had a couple of years to soak in (my thoughts on testing systems have since evolved), and the second talk was one of three about the actor model that year.

The talks that stay with me, though, are the ones that are interdisciplinary.

Growing A Language, by Guy Steele (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ahvzDzKdB0), is hilarious and strange, but contains a lot of really interesting points about software maintainership.

Inventing on Principle, by Bret Victor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUv66718DII) inspired a generation of programmers and made us all think a little bit more about Accessibility and what’s possible in computing.

If I talk about a javascript framework my talk will probably be useless a year from now. If I talk about history maybe it won’t!

What is the key take away attendees will get from your session?

Attendees will learn about some things about the history of automation, its effects, and have some interesting questions in their work moving forward.

Thank you in advance for joining us for Maritime DevCon 2018 Angus!