This is a short documentary about the LEGO Turing Machine built by Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands). They built it for CWI's exposition "Turings Erfenis" in honor of the centenary of Alan Turing's birth on 23 June 1912.
Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician who helped define the theoretical model of the computer as we know it today. He was a visionary, one of the few people of his time who recognized the role the computer would play for humanity.
The Turing Machine (1936) is an adequate model of a computer. It can do anything the computers of today or tomorrow can do.
What should the career path of a programmer be? How do you know what you’re aiming for? What defines success? Many of us started out assuming the answers to these questions included slowly climbing a corporate promotion structure, ultimately becoming a people or project manager and no longer a programmer. But we didn’t get into software development so we could fill out spreadsheets and attend status meetings. We got into software development because we were excited about it. We wanted to be creative and to build great things. From the author of The Passionate Programmer, this session will walk through how a software developer can not only succeed but work toward building a remarkable career. We’ll draw examples from business, the arts, music, and sports. By the end of the presentation, we will have laid out a structured framework for radically succeeding in the software industry.
Jason Fried is the Co-Founder and President of 37signals, a Chicago company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. In addition to their products Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List and Writeboard, 37signals developed and open-sourced the Ruby on Rails programming framework. Jason has co-authored three books: "Defensive Design for the Web," "Getting Real," and current New York Times Bestseller "REWORK."
Produced by Silicon Prairie News (siliconprairienews.com).
Video by Malone & Company (maloneandco.com).
Post-production by Event1 Video (event1video.com).