1. Rdio Software Engineer Alex Gaynor (@alex_gaynor) took to the #Waza 2013 stage (Heroku's Developer Conference) to talk about "Why Python, Ruby and Javascript are Slow". Gaynor argues that developers should aim to make performance beautiful. For more on Waza waza.heroku.com/2013 or for info on Heroku visit heroku.com

    ABOUT ALEX GAYNOR: Alex is a software engineer at Rdio, where he works on making music more awesome. He's a core developer of Django, PyPy, and CPython, where he focuses on trying to make it as easy as possible to use Python to build awesome software. He's fascinated by compilers, distributed systems, and making the software community better.@alex_gaynor

    SLIDES: slideshare.net/heroku/alex-gaynor-rdiowaza2013

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  2. Geemus (Wesley Berry) took to the stage Heroku's Waza 2013 to present "API vs Game, FIGHT!"
    For more on Waza visit waza.heroku.com//2013.

    ABOUT GEEMUS: geemus (Wesley Beary) [github.com/geemus] is an avid Rubyist, Open Sourcer and Herokai. He spends his days making lives easier at Heroku and spends his free time working on fog [github.com/geemus/fog], developing games, prototyping world domination schemes, and hacking his health.For more from Geemus, ping @geemus.

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  3. Steve Klabnik took to Heroku's Waza 2013 stage to present "OOP and the History of Philosophy". For more on Waza visit waza.heroku.com/2013.

    ABOUT KLABNIK: Steve describes himself as a Rails committer, Jumpstart Lab instructor, nomad philosopher. Ping him at @steveklabnik to chat.

    SLIDES: speakerdeck.com/steveklabnik/oop-and-the-history-of-philosophy

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  4. Rob Sullivan took to Heroku's Waza 2013 stage to present "Your Database, A Story of Indifference." For more on Waza visit waza.heroku.com/2013.

    ABOUT SULLIVAN: Aaron was born and raised on the mean streets of Salt Lake City. His only hope for survival was to join the local gang of undercover street ballet performers known as the Tender Tights. As a Tender Tights member, Aaron learned to perfect the technique of self-defense pirouettes so that nobody, not even the Parkour Posse could catch him. Between vicious street dance-offs, Aaron taught himself to program. He learned to combine the art of street ballet with the craft of software engineering. Using these unique skills, he was able to leave his life on the streets and become a professional software engineer. He is currently Pirouetting through Processes, and Couruing through code for AT&T. Sometimes he thinks back fondly on his life in the Tender Tights, but then he remembers that it is better to have Tender Loved and Lost than to never have Tender Taught at all. Ping him at @datachomp

    SLIDES: slideshare.net/heroku/story-of-indifference

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  5. Rune Madsen took to Heroku's Waza 2013 stage to present, "Printing Code: Programming and the Visual Arts." For more on Waza visit waza.heroku.com/2013.

    ABOUT MADSEN: Rune Madsen is a computational artist working in the fields of programming and graphic design. His work includes both physical and digital projects ranging from print design and gallery installations to data visualizations, online new media and interactive visuals for performers. A former developer for the New York Times, he's currently doing R&D projects for O'Reilly Media, while teaching graduate classes at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Ping Rune at @runemadsen.

    SLIDES: speakerdeck.com/runemadsen/printing-code-waza-2013

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