March 8-10, 2017
Montreal, Canada

Four Weird Things About Time

Ever wonder why the 9th month is named SEPTember and the 10th is OCTober? Why do we have leap year? And what's up with Easter? Throughout history, cultures have had to fit messy natural cycles into easier-to-manage abstractions like dates and time - abstractions which never quite fit.

This talk will cover thousands of years of history to highlight problems very similar to what we face in software and technology every day, along with solutions.

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Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke is an independent software developer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with over two decades of experience building software for people - most recently with Ruby on Rails and iOS.

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