How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Cross-Platform and Love Electron

Last weekend I gave a presentation to the Twin Cities Code Camp about Electron called:

How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Cross-Platform and Love Electron

It went pretty well I think, there was more content than time permitted me to go through but for the most part the presentation went along smoothly. I made a kind of interactive demo / tutorial application in Electron that I used to give the presentation, which can be found here:

If you want to play around with electron or use the tutorial yourself to give a presentation feel free! Also please feel free to send a PR if there are any improvements you’d like to see.

Programming and Scaling

tele-TASK Video: Programming and Scaling.

If you’ve heard me talk about DSLs but just haven’t quite been sold on the idea yet, watch this video. In fact, watch it anyway. Dr. Alan Kay gives a very inspirational and interesting speech about the past, present and future of Computer Science, technological innovation and creativity. The grand finale ties all of his ideas together in a beautiful example of the power of domain specific languages.

I found myself nodding throughout this entire presentation and even though I didn’t know where it was going I could see how it applied to my own personal research in meta#. Thank you Dr. Kay, I may never need to spend my time explaining the why’s of DSLs again, I will simply forward them to this presentation.