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  1. Christopher Alexander: A Primer

    Christopher Alexander’s work is hard to get into. He’s written over 15 books, and there isn’t one that serves as a general intro or overview for the rest. In this livestream, I gave an informal introduction to what I think are the most important ideas in his body of work. Outline with timestamps below…

    0:00:00 Background and motivation

    0:06:48 Plan of the talk

    0:10:32 Form, Context, and Fit

    0:16:40 Beyond Fitness: Life and a Better World - 0:18:29 Example: Soviet style building vs a living courtyard - 0:22:46 Example: Redesigning a tree planter in a plaza

    0:27:43 Introducing centers and generative process

    0:30:08 Centers — Coherent regions in spatial structure - 0:32:50 Example: Human face, well adapted centers - 0:34:31 Example: Entrance of a building - 0:35:58 Strong centers and weak centers

    0:37:22 Process — Step by step adaptation - 0:37:22 Example: Nolli plan of Rome - 0:39:41 Sequence and path-dependence - 0:40:41 A pattern as a form/context pair and a generic set of centers - 0:41:54 Example: 6-Foot Balcony - 0:44:17 Knitting patterns together into a language - 0:44:33 Example: Farmhouse kitchen - 0:45:25 Sequence of the kitchen layout - 0:47:31 Example: Sequencing a house and a garden

    0:49:02 Project-Specific Pattern Languages - 0:52:32 How pattern languages give freedom t…

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  2. Coronvirus (COVID-19) Update: What To Expect Into Summer and Fall 2020

    Health behaviors are contagious through social networks. Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, director of the Human Nature Lab, Co-director of the Institute of Network Science, and Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University discusses the COVID19 pandemic in the context of historical pandemics and public health preparedness and what we can expect in coming months. Originally livestreamed Tuesday March 31, 15:00 Central US (GMT-5) #Coronavirus #SARSCoV2 #COVID19

    • Free CME for watching this video is available at ja.ma/COVIDcme • Coronavirus Resource page from the JAMA Network: https://ja.ma/covidyt

    Topics covered in this interview: Nicholas, in your lens, what’s the pandemic been like so far? (01:29)

    Has the world been a smaller place really impacted the spread of the disease? (5:35)

    What’s surprising you so far about this pandemic? (8:16)

    There have been lessons from Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Do you have a sense of what those lessons were? (13:47)

    What do you think the next two, three months look like? (19:30)

    A vaccine is a year away, at the earliest and even then it may not be that effective. Flu vaccine is not that effective. I don’t want to advocate for the, so-called, varicella parties, the chicken pox parties of the 70s and 80s, but is there a time …

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  3. Alan Kay Episode of “Education in the Digital Age” [1998]

    Education in the Digital Age" was a series of interviews with leaders and thinkers in education and technology. This episode is with Alan Kay. I originally found this video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/11439572 Another copy of this video uploaded previously at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAuIEN-JQ-Y I have not been able to find other interviews in the series. Other episodes in the series included: Jerry Yang, Bob Stein, Kim Rose, Martin Haberll, Michael Eisenberg. Taped at the Studios of ITAC MediaVision Cal Poly Pomona (c) 1998 MediaVision http://www.itac.csupomona.edu/mediavision (website no longer working

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  4. Making Badass Developers - Kathy Sierra (Serious Pony) keynote

    For a free sample of Kathy’s book, visit: http://goo.gl/AU7A6j

    From Fluent 2015. "Every moment of every day there’s a new language, framework, format, protocol to learn. Nobody has a more dynamic skill set than a web developer. We’ll look at the one metaskill to rule them all: The ability to come up to speed and stay there, over and over again.

    Abouyt Kathy Sierra (SeriousPony): Kathy Sierra worked as a game programmer, interaction designer, and learning specialist (Sun Microsystems, UCLA Extension) before creating the best-selling Head First series for O’Reilly. She was the original creator of one of the largest software developer communities, javaranch.com."

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  5. Native Clojure with GraalVM – Jan Stępień

    GraalVM challenges the status quo on the JVM. This newly-released just-in-time compiler brings substantial speed improvements and support for polyglot applications. It also allows us to translate our JVM bytecode into small self-contained native binaries. In this session we’ll explore Graal’s impact on Clojure.

    We’ll use GraalVM to build native binaries with simple command-line tools. We’ll discuss the method’s limitations and their impact. Finally, we’ll build complete Clojure web applications weighing a fraction of their traditional JVM incarnations.

    Slides: https://janstepien.com/native-clojure-with-graalvm/

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  6. Practical Functional Programming in JavaScript - Ben Katz

    Everyone is talking about Functional Programming nowadays: various functional languages translate to JavaScript (e.g., Elm, ClojureScript, and PureScript) and Redux is a very popular architecture. Ben’s talk is an attempt to go back to the basics; to the core concepts of Functional Programming. Most of the talk is about simple concepts that exist today without the need for libraries or frameworks. Ben wants to try and lead the audience to understand the value and what it means to write functional code, today. After watching this, you will finally learn what’s better about FP! He promises, there are no monads here.

    Ben has been in the software industry for over 10 years. Today, he is tech-leading a front-end project at Wix, and in the last few years has been talking about concepts of software and programming. Ever growing, learning, and always looking for opportunities to pass his knowledge.

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  7. Anjana Vakil — Functional Programming in JS: What? Why? How?

    Functional programming has become a hot topic in the JS community, leaving many JavaScripters wondering: What’s all the hype about? What do functional programs look like, and why might I prefer them to imperative/object-oriented code? How do I get started writing code in a functional style?

    If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, you’ll enjoy this gentle, practical intro to functional programming. We’ll explore the advantages and basic principles of the paradigm, in which holy, pure functions deliver us from the evils of mutable state. We’ll see how rejecting side-effects and mutability in our code can avoid a lot of common JS headaches. And we’ll learn how to use core JS features as well as some popular FP libraries like Mori and Ramda to start writing our own functional programs.

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  8. Domain Modeling Made Functional - Scott Wlaschin

    Statically typed functional programming languages encourage a very different way of thinking about types. The type system is your friend, not an annoyance, and can be used in many ways that might not be familiar to OO programmers. Types can be used to represent the domain in a fine-grained, self documenting way. And in many cases, types can even be used to encode business rules so that you literally cannot create incorrect code. You can then use the static type checking almost as an instant unit test — making sure that your code is correct at compile time.

    In this talk, we’ll look at some of the ways you can use types as part of a domain driven design process, with some simple real world examples in F#. No jargon, no maths, and no prior F# experience necessary.

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  9. The Power of Composition - Scott Wlaschin

    Composition is a fundamental principle of functional programming, but how is it different from an object-oriented approach, and how do you use it in practice? In this talk for beginners, we’ll start by going over the basic concepts of functional programming, and then look at some different ways that composition can be used to build large things from small things.

    After that, we’ll see how composition is used in practice, beginning with a simple FizzBuzz example, and ending with a complete (object-free!) web application.

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