A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
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The rise and fall of empires: Lessons for language designers and programmers

Venkat Subramaniam

During our career, most of us started out with a language or a platform and spearheaded the evaluation and adoption of a totally different language, platform or even a paradigm. What is interesting is that once (at least significant number of) these programmers make that switch, they tend to settle down and unwilling to make the next move. This happens quite frequently in a number of software communities. In this keynote, award winning author, programmer, and mentor Dr. Venkat Subramaniam will draw parallels to empires in our civilizations and programming languages. There are lessons for us to learn as language designers and programmers on how to cope and benefit with the rise and fall of languages during the exhilarating ride through our careers.

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