Saturday 8th June, 2013
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Writing software is a discipline that fits uncomfortably among the hard sciences. Instead of treating code as just another kind of engineering – let’s look at how writing code shares similarities with other kinds of writing, and how literary approaches might help us achieve the kind of clarity and precision that we aim for in our software.
Interactive News at the NYTimes / DocumentCloud • Creator of CoffeeScript + Backbone.js • Code is Literature bio from Twitter
Jeremy Ashkenas is a programmer-at-large. When not being itinerant, he works on the Interactive News team at the New York Times, and on DocumentCloud.org. He created the CoffeeScript programming language, Backbone.js and Underscore.js, among other open-source projects.
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