Talk: "Humane Development: Empathy Unpacked"


Conference: RubyConf Australia
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Dates: 2/10/2016 - 2/13/2016

We call it “Computer Science.” That’s comforting, somehow, because science deals with cold, hard facts. We can prove the correctness of an algorithm, or watch our skills, and our app, improve in measurable ways.

Yet, at its core, software development isn’t an act of scientific triumph, but of empathy. Software’s true worth isn’t measured in lines of code or test coverage. It’s measured by how it makes life a little bit better for someone else. Maybe your application or library makes someone’s day a little less painful, or maybe the code itself brings a smile to someone’s face.

It’s about time we have a hard talk about a soft skill.

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