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Is Machine Learning a Black Box?
Data science has become a bigger part of software engineering. Where does the path lead? What have the changes been over the last couple of years and where are we heading? In this unscripted episode, Dean Wampler takes you on a journey through data science.
Quantified Self: From Data to Actionable Dashboards
Software engineers are builders and problem solvers by definition. They leverage data and automation not only to solve work-related problems but also to make their life and the life of people around them simpler. Two software engineers that are passionate about what they do, Johan Abildskov and Felix Krause, examine the use and importance of transforming data pushes into data pulls and why dashboards and automation play a central place in the life of a software developer.
What are the characteristics of a good software engineer? It’s a topic many people would argue endlessly about. This is not surprising given we are effectively living in the era of software alchemy. Some of the best programmers draw on a strong scientific and engineering background. They combine this with craft like coding skills in a virtuous feedback cycle. In this talk we look back at the history of Software Engineering then explore the individual practices and techniques that can help bring out the engineer in you.
Keynote: The Scribe's Oath
We are the modern day scribes. Nothing happens in our society without us. But so far, we are unorganized, undisciplined, and we have no unifying ethics or standards. Society is becoming aware of us. Software developers have become both villains and heroes in our culture. More importantly, our society depends critically upon us. What oath, if any, should we swear? How would we enforce it?
Is Software Engineering Real Engineering?
What makes software engineering different from “traditional” engineering? To find out, I interviewed 17 “crossovers”: people who have worked professionally as both a software and a traditional engineer. In aggregate, we learn three things: we are in fact engineers, we’re not actually that different as a field, and there’s a lot we can both teach and learn.