12–13 May 2014
Bodil is a compulsive conference speaker in the fields of functional programming and internets technologies, and is a co-organiser of multiple developer conferences in Scandinavia and the UK, mostly because she’s still learning how to stop. She is a prolific contributor to the Free Software community, and has recently taken up designing new programming languages as a hobby. In her spare time, she works as a developer for Future Ad Labs, a London based startup that wants to make advertising a productive member of society. Her favourite pony is Pinkie Pie.
In this talk, we'll explore why some technologies end up inexplicably dominating our field while others fade away despite their obvious merits. What will it take for the languages we care about to succeed, and what are the consequences of success? Let's apply a broad perspective to the mess we've made of modern computer science, and explore our options for getting the situation back on track through a careful examination of history, science and ponies.