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Ask HN: What's the best technical talk you've heard?
20 points by porker on Mar 18, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments
Spring 2014 edition of https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5511466

Rich Hickey - Simple Made Easy http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Simple-Made-Easy

Changed how I think about a lot of stuff, made my design process a lot more rigorous, and my projects more successful.

Agreed, changed my thinking completely now when people use easy and simple I explicitly try to clarify their meaning.

These talks have changed the way I think in the last year:

"The Shift: UX Designers as Business Consultants" Davide Casali-Interaction14 http://vimeo.com/86495316

Fred George - Programmer Anarchy http://vimeo.com/43690647

Ian Cooper: TDD, where did it all go wrong. http://vimeo.com/68375232 (All my objections to TDD expressed far more fluently than I could).

Not technical related but... The key to becoming a super-profitable creative agency http://vimeo.com/70026678 (though still working out how to apply it)

I have a large "To Watch" list kept in open browser tabs - someone must have built an app to better manage them? So I can say "All the videos on http://www.microconf.com/videos-2013.html" and have it add them to my watchlist.

Guy Steele Jr.: Growing a Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ahvzDzKdB0

In my opinion honestly speaking-GOOGLE GLASS WILL BE RELEASED IN 2014 Details on-http://www.etunescafe.com/tech-news/google-glass-will-be-rel...

Jonathan Blow (How to Program Independent Games) http://the-witness.net/news/2011/06/how-to-program-independe... Not really about games. More about CS in general

Any talk by Bret Victor.

Hard to say if it's the best, but Crockford series on javascript is just awesome. I highly recommend it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxAXlJEmNMg (Browse the related videos to see the others)

Bret Victor - The Future of Programming http://vimeo.com/71278954

He actually speaks about a potential alternative present. ;)

Absolutely ruined the box I was thinking in.

either talks by Joe McCray, or a talk by Adam Moskowitz on how to transition to a Sr. Sysadmin.

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