This is nominated for the "Conference Talk of the Year" in the .net awards 2015. Vote for it here: https://thenetawards.com/vote/talk/lena-reinhard-a-talk-about-nothi/
Lena Reinhard closed the first ever .concat() web development conference with “A Talk About Nothing“ on March 7th 2015. https://conc.at/
Note from the speaker: Based on feedback after the presentation, the better term for "transsexual" or "transgender" would have been "trans", "trans people" or "trans folks". I’m sorry about using inaccurate terminology.
The abstract: In this talk, we will explore nothing.
And, yes, literally nothing. Together we’ll take a look behind the curtains of reality and explore some of the underlying rules that shape our existence. We will dig into ancient philosophy, the history and today’s status physics and maths, look into the origins of computing, programming and analyse the way we develop software today. We’ll see how nothing influences us, how it shapes our behaviour every day and how nothing can help us grow – in our professions and, even more, as humans.
“Nothing really matters,”, Freddie Mercury wrote in a song that was released 40 years ago. I want to show you how right he is.
The slides: https://speakerdeck.com/ffffux/a-talk-about-nothing
Content warning: discussion of misogyny, victim blaming, harassment, rape a…
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3e3V66TH2Y
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