Language as an Interface
with Spencer Kelly, Freelance Software Engineer
Language has rules, and the better we know them, the better we can engineer with them. With a not-shy attitude toward the well-studied but under-solved problems of natural language processing, we navigate the best-and-worst that linguistics can offer software development. By addressing grammar, word-sense, and idiomatic language forms, app-developers are beginning to build interfaces that straddle the English language. Referencing Zipfs Law, universal grammar, and all the hazards of modern web-development, we negotiate the cost-benefits of using human language in software.
The Formulartic Spectrum
Can you programmatically extract joy from the subjectivity it exists in? Can it be translated into intentional forms to hook others in? This session will gently take you along on a personal journey of how you can use code to expose new expressions of the mundane secrets we hold dear.
If You’re Reading .then() It’s Too Late
Ionic: Mobile App Development with a Superpowered Platform
with Matt Kremer, Project Lead for Ionic Creator