1. Printing Code: Programming and the Visual Arts, Rune Madsen at Heroku's Waza 2013


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    Rune Madsen took to Heroku's Waza 2013 stage to present, "Printing Code: Programming and the Visual Arts." For more on Waza visit http://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: https://speakerdeck.com/runemadsen/printing-code-waza-2013

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    • Code is Everyone's Business, Code Academy's Linda Liukas at Waza 2013


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      Code Academy's Linda Liukas took the stage at Heroku's Waza 2013 to present "Code is Everyone's Business". For more on Waza visit http://waza.heroku.com. ABOUT LINDA: Linda comes originally from Helsinki, Finland but nowadays hails from New York. Having never really outgrown fairytales, she sees the web as a maze of stories and wants to hear more diverse voices in that world, whether it's workshops or children's storybooks. Linda loves 3D printers, Muji and Zelda Fitzgerald. For more form Liukas ping her at @lindaliukas. SLIDES: http://slidesha.re/YtFGFH

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      • Ruby 2.0, Heroku's Chief Ruby Architect Yukihiro 'Matz' Matsumoto at Waza 2013


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        Yukihiro Matsumoto (aka Matz) joined Heroku's developer attendees at the #Waza 2013 conference to speak about Ruby 2.0. For more on Waza https://waza.heroku.com/2013 or for info on Heroku visit http://heroku.com ABOUT MATZ: "Yukihiro ""Matz"" Matsumoto is the creator of the Ruby language. Heroku hired him as a chief architect, Ruby in July 2011and he and his team have been dedicated to improving CRuby full time. @yukihiro_matz

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        • Postgres The Bits You Haven't Found, Heroku's Peter van Hardenberg at Waza 2013


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          Heroku's data wrangler Peter van Hardenberg (aka PVH) took to the Waza stage to present on "Postgres: The Bits You Haven't Found." For more on Waza https://waza.heroku.com/2013 or for info on Heroku visit http://heroku.com ABOUT PVH: Peter (PVH) is a scientist. By day and by night, he runs Heroku Postgres, the largest and most reliable Postgres service in the world. But he will happily share his knowledge on any subject, from oceanography to coffee roasting. @pvh SLIDES AVAILABLE AT: http://postgres-bits.herokuapp.com/#1

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          • Heroku's Waza 2013 Highlight Video


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            Waza is the Japanese word for art and technique. Heroku's Waza (技) conference is a developer event celebrating the art of software development through technical sessions and unique happenings. This year's event was held at the SF Concourse Exhibition Center on Feb 28, 2013. Some of the event's speakers included Ruby founder Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, Django co-creator Jacob Kaplan-Moss and blogger Michael Lopp (Rands). For more info visit http://waza.heroku.com/2013.

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            • Why Python, Ruby and Javascript are Slow, Rdio's Alex Gaynor at Waza 2013


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              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 https://waza.heroku.com/2013 or for info on Heroku visit http://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: http://www.slideshare.net/heroku/alex-gaynor-rdiowaza2013

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              • Design Minded Development, Do.com's Austin Bales at Heroku's Waza 2013


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                Do.com's Austin Bales took to the Waza 2013 stage to present "Design Minded Development." For more info on Waza visit http://waza.heroku.com/2013 ABOUT AUSTIN: Austin designs brand, marketing, and products for Do.com – an easy social productivity platform for small teams. Before joining Do, Austin worked at the design firm Odopod, and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Design. Aside from work, Austin enjoys contributing to open-source projects, traveling, Philz Coffee, daydreaming, sour beer, joking about everything, and time with good friends. He's from D.C. but currently resides in San Francisco's Alamo Square neighborhood in a house full of friendly creative people. He's glad to meet you! Ping him at @arbales for more info.

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                • OOP and the History of Philosophy, Steve Klabnik at Heroku's Waza 2013


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                  Steve Klabnik took to Heroku's Waza 2013 stage to present "OOP and the History of Philosophy". For more on Waza visit http://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: https://speakerdeck.com/steveklabnik/oop-and-the-history-of-philosophy

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                  • Unfactoring, Aaron Patterson at Heroku's Waza 2013


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                    Aaron Patterson took Heroku's Waza 2013 stage to present "Unfactoring. For more on the event visit http://waza.heroku.com/2013. ABOUT PATTERSON: 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. You can contact Patterson at @tenderlove.

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                    • Everything is a Remix, Kirby Ferguson at Heroku's Waza 2013


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                      Writer, director and producer Kirby Ferguson took to Heroku's Waza stage on Feb 28, 2013 to present "Everything is a Remix" -- a look at sampling, attribution and the creative process. For more info on Waza, visit http://waza.heroku.com/2013. ABOUT FERGUSON: Kirby Ferguson is a writer, director and producer who has created dozens of comedic short films and gotten over four million views on the web. As part of a development deal with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he recently wrote, directed, produced and edited the viral hit “Macs vs. PCs”. The video has now gotten almost 400,000 views. He is a prolific comedy writer and has extensive knowledge of video production, executing almost all production roles for his shorts. To contact him visit @remixeverything. SLIDES: http://www.slideshare.net/heroku/kirby-ferguson-rxbuildrev

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