At the SoCal Python meeting on October 30th, I’m going to address in greater detail what I think developers are going to need to worry about in a post-Moore’s Law world, and why we need to be better engineers.
You should be forced to write efficient code and know how to do it in situations where it matters. You should also be able to recognize when it’s more important to optimize for readability, maintainability and clarity.
…now please copy and paste the information about every job, every school you’ve ever gone to, every project you’ve ever done, and every technology you’ve ever used from the above resources into this horrible template.
If you haven’t figured out how to get the most out of what you already have, don’t ask me for more RAM/disk/CPU or anything else. Buy a Pi Zero and use it’s limitations to force yourself to write tight code.
It’s possible to simplify the “normal” things for normal users while still providing source code and repositories that allow us strange creatures to continue experimenting, testing, and yes, struggling with inevitable incompatibilities all night long.
I had a great time at SCaLE 16x the past four days. SCaLE was one of the first big conferences I went to when I got myself back into the technical side of the tech business, and remains my favorite. It’s a special time and a special place with special people.