Hackers and Rockstars

A session at Dyncon 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:10pm (CET)

Is software development an art? Are computer scientists, artists? Are Hackers really Painters? In this talk, John will present his live programming system written in Clojure (called Music As Data (M.A.D)) and talk about how music can be used and manipulated as a programming language. Also, he'll talk about the beauty of Clojure and what hackers and rockstars have in common.

John is a researcher and serial entrepreneur and has worked for companies, leaders in their respective fields, ranging from photorealism algorithms to digital signage to geocoding applications to mobile applications and has designed and organized projects for multinational companies like P&G; deep in his heart though, he is an opensource geek and inventor.

He won the "New Scientist" award for his next generation virtual machine (gNVM), gained 3rd place in a national web innovation contest held in Greece, got a metal and distinction from NATO on electronic warfare and has the first advertising platform for opensource projects running on Google AppEngine.

He is part (and frequent speaker) of the Ruby Hellug, organizer of the Google's User Technology Group (GTUG) in Greece and has given numberous talks around the world.

These days he spends most of his time as a CTO at Sfalma.com, creating cool stuff with Niobium Labs and teaching at Technological Insitute of Peiraus.

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Maniac Scientist, Software Samurai and Serial Entrepreneur. Founder at http://BugSense.com bio from Twitter

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Dyncon 2011

Sweden Sweden, Stockholm

12th13th March 2011

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Time 3:30pm4:10pm CET

Date Sun 13th March 2011

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