Human Interfaces for Geeks

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B202/203

Excerpt

As technical professionals we excel at understanding protocols, standards, file-formats, and APIs. Whenever there is a doubt as to the correct way to do things, one merely needs to read the fine manual or source code.

Unfortunately the reference manual for humans was lost a long time ago, and the source code is poorly documented. We've been struggling with inter-human communication ever since.

Paul Fenwick will present his findings at reverse-engineering the human communication protocol.

Description

As technical professionals we excel at understanding protocols, standards, file-formats, and APIs. Whenever there is a doubt as to the correct way to do things, one merely needs to read the fine manual or source code.

Unfortunately the reference manual for humans was lost a long time ago, and the source code is poorly documented. We’ve been struggling with inter-human communication ever since.

Paul Fenwick will present his findings at reverse-engineering the human communication protocol.

Speaking experience

http://lanyrd.com/profile/pjf/sessions/

This talk was previously given at SAGE-AU 2006 in Canberra.
It may have also appeared at an OSCON many (5+) years ago, but I can't recall.
It's been updated since then. :)

Speaker

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    Paul Fenwick

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics. Paul is the author of Perl’s autodie pragma.

    In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, dressing like a pirate, and lexically scoped user pragmata.

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        As technical professionals we excel at understanding protocols, standards, file-formats, and APIs. Whenever there is a doubt as to the correct way to do things, one merely needs to read the fine manual or source code.

        Unfortunately the reference manual for humans was lost a long time ago, and the source code is poorly documented. We’ve been struggling with inter-human communication ever since.

        Paul Fenwick will present his findings at reverse-engineering the human communication protocol.

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