“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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Friday, November 20 • 10:00 - 11:00
(SLIDES) Brian Troutwine @bltroutwine - Getting Uphill on a Candle: Crushed Spines, Detached Retinas and One Small Step

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Looking back through history, we often view NASA’s early mission in terms of “getting to the Moon”, discussing how this or that program served the purpose of answering Kennedy’s challenge. This is wrong-headed. In this talk I will discuss aeronautics research beginning with the Writght Brothers and ending with the first Shuttle launch in 1981. We’ll see how NASA is an organization whose primary mission is basic research and development in aeronautics for the benefit of the public at large and space exploration. We’ll see how the Lunar Program was a focusing of research to a practical, political aim which built off decades of basic research and necessarily side-lined other programs. It’s my aim to convince you that Moonshot projects cannot be considered independently of their organizations and its history.

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Brian Troutwine

Brian L. Troutwine is a software engineer with a focus on fault tolerance and real-time critical systems. He works extensively in Erlang and is a senior engineer with AdRoll on the real-time bidding project. Brian is likes things that go boom on failure.

Friday November 20, 2015 10:00 - 11:00 EET
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