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“BUILD STUFF” is a Software Development Conference for people who actually build stuff. We bring world-class speakers, letting them share about the latest developments, trends and innovations, as well as new directions in software development. Since launching in 2012, it’s really caught on quickly.

Recognized by developers from all over Europe, international Software Development Conference Build Stuff’15 Lithuania will feature 3 days (18-20 Nov’15) of conference sessions and 2 days (21-22 Nov’15) of workshops.

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Thursday, November 19 • 09:10 - 10:10
KEYNOTE: Mel Conway @conways_law - Coding vs. the Brain: Can't We All Just Get Along?

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In an extremely short time interactive information appliances such as mobile devices, computers, and interactive kiosks such as ATMs have exploded into common use all over the globe. An understanding of how these appliances work must now join arithmetic and the calendar in the migration toward universally accessible simplicity. This migration will require a radical simplification of the conceptual model for the internal workings of interactive appliances that is more intuitive than algorithms for the mass of people.

The talk presents a hybrid unidirectional-flow/message model of the internal operation of interactive information appliances that is intuitive, generally applicable, and largely algorithm-free. It also presents design principles that formalize what-you-see-is-what-you-get construction-tool behavior. Finally, the talk demonstrates a proof-of-concept application builder that conforms to these design principles and that builds small applications that work according to the new conceptual model.

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Melvin Conway

Melvin Edward Conway is an early computer scientist, computer programmer, and hacker who coined what's now known as Conway's Law: "Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations." Conway wrote an assembler for the Burroughs model 220 computer called SAVE. The name SAVE was not an acronym, but a... Read More →

Thursday November 19, 2015 09:10 - 10:10
1. Alfa

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