1. Functional programming can be intimidating, and is full of scary terminology adopted from Mathematics and Category Theory. In this talk, we’ll take a step back from the brink and try to approach these concepts through a more familiar entry point: ’map’.

    Slides/Notes Available Here: github.com/gfontenot/talks/tree/master/Functors

    by Gordon Fontenot, NSNorth 2015

    Gordon is a native Texan transplanted in Boston. He works as an iOS Developer at thoughtbot. He enjoys functional programming, test driven design, lifting heavy weights, and drinking fine bourbons.

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  2. A case study of the distillation of complex interaction design problems into intuitive interfaces that can please existing users while also attracting new ones.

    by Christa Mrgan, Rogue Amoeba, @antichrista

    Christa has a background in video compositing and graphic design, and has been designing UI’s since 2008. She’s passionate about creating software that’s functional and friendly, and brings that passion to Rogue Amoeba, where she designs audio software. She is also a teacher at App Camp for Girls and has written for Macworld and The Magazine. Christa lives with her husband and two children in Portland, Oregon.

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  3. What does it mean for the industry to approach technology with the perspective of Steve Jobs, that its “Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing?”

    by Ashley Nelson-Hornstein, @ashleynh

    Ashley is an iOS developer at Dropbox. Ashley fell in love with the iOS platform at Apple, and later developed a passion for crafting intuitive UI’s as a lead at news startup, Circa. When not driving new features or advocating for accessibility, Ashley enjoys reading, weightlifting, and trying really hard not to let her blog go stale.

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  4. In this fast-paced Blitz Talk, Kendall considers the practical experience he has obtained over many years of developing software to help spark a conversation around the various challenges that we face in our work.

    by Kendall Gelner, @kendalldevdiary

    # vimeo.com/129820525 Uploaded 65 Plays 0 Comments
  5. In this fast-paced Blitz Talk, learn about some of the neat features and capabilities of the new Microsoft Band and SDK.

    by Mark Thistle, @mthistle

    # vimeo.com/129815372 Uploaded 63 Plays 0 Comments

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