Is Software Engineering Still an Oxymoron? • Alan Kay • GOTO 2021

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This presentation was recorded at GOTO Copenhagen 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOcph

Alan Kay - A.M. Turing Award Winner for "...Fundamental Contributions to Personal Computing"

You're probably working on something he's pioneered every single day.
He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts. He is best known for his pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface (GUI) design. [...]

00:00 Intro
05:39 How to make progress
13:22 How *not* to make progress
21:06 60 years ago
33:54 CAD – SIM – FAB?
41:19 Understanding "Us"
56:10 The pledge of a real engineer
57:14 Outro

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Dave Thomas & Andy Hunt • The Pragmatic Programmer •
Gamma, Helm, Johnson & Booch • Design Patterns •
Allen Holub • Holub on Patterns •
Fred Brooks Jr. • The Mythical Man-Month •
Uncle Bob • Clean Code •
Uncle Bob • Clean Coder •
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