Talk: "The Most Important Optimization: Happiness"


Recently, I saw Ashe Dryden’s excellent dedicated page for her (also excellent) talk at Ruby Midwest. I thought it was a great idea, so this is my shameless copy of that idea. Thanks, Ashe!

Conference: Ruby Midwest
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Dates: 4/5/2013 - 4/6/2013

Metaprogramming. It’s awesome, right? Powerful? Maybe a little scary?

Let’s kick things up a notch. If writing code that writes code is powerful, what’s hacking the life of the programmer writing the code? That’s got to be an 11 on the meta-meter. At least. We’ll talk about some of the bad assumptions we’ve made, lies we’ve bought into, and why we have the most awesome job ever.

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