The age of modern computing is now dates back than half a century. What key accomplishments in the field over these past decades have notably shaped computing today? And what trends and practices today are likely to have an affect on the future of computing? In this lively presentation, Mike Amundsen - author, presenter, and software architect - highlights key trends in the past fifty years; drawing from diverse sources including physical architecture, industrial design, the psychology of perception, and cross-cultural mono-myth that helped to shape both the art and business of computing today and discusses current social and technological trends that may have a hand in shaping the future of computing. He asks attendees to consider what the future of computing will look like and what business and individuals can do today to prepare for, and influence, computing's future. Amundsen, whose latest book "Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node" has been called "[O]ne of the biggest conceptual advances since Roy Fielding first defined the REST architectural style" will focus on the role APIs can play and how hypermedia and other non-linear, collaborative models can influence the way humans and machines communicate in a future "programmable civilization."