The Beauty of Stupid Ideas

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The Beauty of Stupid Ideas


We spend all our days striving to write the perfect code, code that is well thought out and will stand the test of time.

This is not a talk about that code. This is a talk about all that code you don’t write because it’s stupid, it doesn’t solve a “real” problem or doesn’t make any sense.

We’ll explore some of my own stupid ideas, like writing my own number system in .NET or writing an IoC container in JavaScript, what I learnt from these stupid ideas and why exploring stupidity is important.

Duration: 45 minutes

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This talk is intended to be a bit of fun by looking at what you can learn from writing code, not because it solves specific business problems or completes a work item on a backlog, but because it helps you learn more about something. Throughout the talk I look at a number of different “stupid ideas” that I’ve had over the years.

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