Urban Legends: What You Code Makes You Who You Are


If you were a carpenter, would your skills at building be more important than the tools you use to build? Skills, right? Tools are just a means to an end. So why do developers think the language they use defines the problems they solve?

This talk will take a look at misconceptions across the board, some experiences, both positive and negative, people have had crossing barriers to new languages, and show some of the benefits thinking of one’s self as a coder and not a “Ruby coder” or a “PHP dev” can have on being a better problem solver.

Speaker

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PJ Hagerty

Developer, writer, speaker, musician, and Developer Advocate at Logz.io, PJ is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact.

He is also known for wearing hats.