Zooming In on Accessibility
There's a lot of information out there on making your website/app more accessible to screen reader, but very little on screen magnifiers. As a visually impaired person, I encounter many issues as I use software and browse the web, that could be solved quite easily, which would make my life, and that of millions of others, much easier.
Alien Warrior Princesses Can Code Too
Coders with a secret identity are all around us...
Fizz Buzz Woof with TCR
Test && commit || revert (aka TCR) is new workflow popularised by Kent Beck at the end of 2018. The rules are that you cannot commit changes until you run tests. If the tests fail, all changes are automatically reverted. If the tests pass, all changes are automatically committed. It sounds ridiculous!
OpenSCAD: the Joy of 3D modelling at your programming finger tips
3D printing is an awesome way to interact with the physical world, in a creative and tangible way. But every 3D print starts with a model.
As a software developer, I would like to create a progam that describes my model instead of painstakingly point and click, in a maze of menu options.
OpenSCAD is the answer to all your modeling needs! In this lightning talk I will dive into a the details of OpenSCAD, exploring the various modeling options.
Regaining the joy of programming by letting the machine do most of the work
When I started programming on a C64 in the 80s it was possible to have something nice finished almost every day. What a joy!
In this talk I will show you something I "did" in a day that would not have been possible with any available technology in the 80s within any time frame.
Learn, Code, Game
There is much to learn from gaming! From Call of Duty to Risk and Monopoly - a lesson is hidden in each game. But which? Marc will explain!
How I created the most ridiculously over-engineered piece of software for drafting a cold beer
Pet projects are an excellent way to try and learn something new, so when my local sports club decided to replace their manual beer draft system with smart taps they spiked my interest. In this talk I will entertain you with the story of how we managed to reverse engineer the communications protocol of a smart draft system and replace the software with our own. Along the way I will be touching on subjects such as beer tap security, draft concurrency, testing-in-production, and the necessity of integration with Google Cloud Messaging; all resulting in a ridiculously over-engineered piece of software for drafting a cold beer.