In this post you can find seven talks I really liked in no particular order, most of them development related. I’ll explain why I liked them, and why I should recommend watching every single one of them.
Every talks is embedded, but link to a website or youtube is included as well.
Please comment with the talks you think are worth watching.
We all know Dan Abramov and what he has done for the React/JS community. This is the talk that made him famous and he ended up working for Facebook. It is about hot reloading in React, which he made mainstream.
It is best described with a YouTube comment: “All that was missing was the mic drop at the end.”
Wow! This reminded me why I started programming, and how I ended up where I am today. I started with the only one thing in mind - to write games.
Historical talk about couple of kids who wanted to do exactly that. How they started, what they principles were. For those who don’t know, id Software is behind Doom, Quake, Commander Keen, Wolfenstein and many more games. Don’t get scared because it is almost one hour long, talk itself if about thirty minutes.
It got me thinking about writing games again, and hopefully I will have a blog post about that soon.
I watched this one live at ng-conf 2016, and it blew me away. It has nothing to do with a development, but medicine. How doctors are able to adjust brain functions by applying electricity to a certain parts.
It still sounds like a science fiction to me.
Title is self-explanatory - young enthusiast got his hands on an old mainframe.
Last, but not the least. This is the most watched TED talk on YouTube. Sir Ken Robinson needs no introduction, and he talks about the school system, and how it may be killing kid’s creativity.
Hope you found some of these interesting to watch, and that you learned something new.