How and When to Do It Wrong

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B202/203

Excerpt

Constraints make good art. Everyone knows the right way to design and implement software — but is the wrong way really so bad? This talk demonstrates unconventional approaches to solving common and real problems and explores their benefits and drawbacks.

Description

Constraints make good art. Everyone knows the right way to design and implement software—but is the wrong way really so bad? This talk demonstrates unconventional approaches to solving common and real problems and explores their benefits and drawbacks. While the problem domain includes web development, these techniques apply to many projects in many fields.

Topics covered include:

  • job queues
  • parsing
  • partial page caching
  • large database updates
  • user management
  • backups
  • hot administration

Come prepared to disagree — but come with an open mind.

Speaking experience

I've spoken at the previous OS Bridge conferences, countless user group meetings, several YAPCs, a Google tech talk, and a handful of other professional and community conferences. This will be the first delivery of this talk.

Speaker

  • Chromatic X

    Onyx Neon Inc.

    Biography

    Chromatic has over a decade of experience contributing to free and open source software projects. He’s contributed to Perl 1, Perl 5, Perl 6, and Parrot. You may recognize him from myriad books, including Modern Perl.

    He is the publisher of Onyx Neon Press, which produces great books about software, technology, and modern living.

    He is also an entrepreneur involved in several projects, including Club Compy, a browser-based retro programming environment designed to introduce children of all ages to the joy of creating new things with computers.

    Sessions

      • Title: How and When to Do It Wrong
      • Track: Hacks
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Constraints make good art. Everyone knows the right way to design and implement software — but is the wrong way really so bad? This talk demonstrates unconventional approaches to solving common and real problems and explores their benefits and drawbacks.

      • Speakers: <a href="/users/283">Chromatic X</a>