What do german tanks, your birthday and the speed of light have to do with our daily development work? It turns out, quite a lot!

During this presentation, I will explain a series of mathematical theorems and paradoxes that we encounter every day during development, but we often fail to recognize. By using these theorems, we can create better code, find more secure and efficient solutions to our problems, and it even helps you out communicating with clients and project owners.


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Harold Claus at 11:29 on 1 Jul 2017

Good talk and great speaker. Contains humor and useful info. Great to see things in perspective. Thx.

Jordan Kasper at 11:32 on 1 Jul 2017

This is a very interesting talk with great takeaways for developers in any language. The speaker was very good, but his walking back and forth was a bit distracting to me.

Anonymous at 13:36 on 1 Jul 2017

Very entertaining and much more relevant to everyday work than you'd expect.

If there's any area for improvement it's in adding a little more explanation about the various problems before moving on to the solution. In some cases it wasn't clear what the question was until we were well into the answer.

Robert at 19:50 on 1 Jul 2017

While being packed with interesting topics it was also funny from time to time and I will certainly remember and use some the things I've learned in daily work.

Like always Joshua delivered a great talk, as always with a unique but interesting topic. Entertaining, recognizable and relevant for every developer. Well done!

Erik de Bos at 22:13 on 1 Jul 2017

Fun speaker and quite brave to address some pretty complex stuff. Interesting and relevant ideas although in a couple of cases the practical consequences seemed a bit far-fetched.

Bas at 11:20 on 2 Jul 2017

I did already know some of the paradoxes and theorems. it was nice to see them altogether and how they (could) effect programming. It was interesting and fun.

Martijn at 09:06 on 3 Jul 2017

Given like a pro.

This was actually one of the favourite non-technical talks of the conference. The speaker was able to captivate the audience and was able to bring across topics that are actually quite hard to grasp. Some of the topics covered are a bit more far-fetched in real live then others.

On a side note, somebody mentioned that the walking around of the speaker was distracting, I liked it, it showed that he was at ease with the subject and more important it brought a bit of a change compared to other speakers I saw that where just standing behind the speaker desk and not moving at all.

On the organiser part, maybe, just maybe you could have scheduled the talk in a bigger room :)

Henry Snoek at 09:50 on 3 Jul 2017

An interesting 'softer' subject that appealed to a lot of people as the the room was packed. There weren't enough chairs to seat everyone. Joshua is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker who can keep his audience engaged.
Thank you!

Tim Huijzers at 18:04 on 3 Jul 2017

Seen this talk twice now, great talk with some very weird and surprising stuff. wonder if anyone got the 2,4,6 solution yet?