“Hello World”
Not really engineering
     Barely a science
Typical day
50%           30%




 Coding                  10%
                    10%
 Design
 Meetings
 Dicking about on the interne...
50%           30%




Coding
 Coding                  10%
                    10%
 Design
 Meetings
 Dicking about on the ...
50%           30%




Coding
 Coding                  10%
                    10%
 Design
Design
 Meetings
 Dicking about ...
50%           30%




Coding
 Coding                  10%
                    10%
 Design
Design
 Meetings
Meetings
 Dicki...
50%           30%




Coding
 Coding                  10%
                    10%
 Design
Design
 Meetings
Meetings
 Dicki...
Personal history
1982
ZX Spectrum 48k
BSc Computer Science
Sapient
1998-2001
State Street Bank
       2001-2004
Bose
2004-2008
Current TV
     2008
T RA N S F O R M I N G        T H E   S O C IA L      W E B
>>> print 'e'.join(
  [''.join(
     map(
       lambda x:
   ...
SuperPoke! Pets
AWESOME!
Study what you want
All the pieces fit
Open Source
JavaScript
microsoft.com/express
developer.apple.com
Python
greenteapress.com/
       thinkpython
A secret. (shhhhhh!)
Questions?
Thank you.
begbie.com
Not Really Engineering, Barely a Science
Not Really Engineering, Barely a Science
Not Really Engineering, Barely a Science
Not Really Engineering, Barely a Science
Not Really Engineering, Barely a Science
Not Really Engineering, Barely a Science
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Slide deck for a presentation I gave to teenagers at the National Student Leadership Conference in Berkley CA, to convince them that software engineering is the awesomest profession there is.

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Not Really Engineering, Barely a Science

  1. 1. “Hello World”
  2. 2. Not really engineering Barely a science
  3. 3. Typical day
  4. 4. 50% 30% Coding 10% 10% Design Meetings Dicking about on the internet Highly Scientific Chart
  5. 5. 50% 30% Coding Coding 10% 10% Design Meetings Dicking about on the internet Highly Scientific Chart
  6. 6. 50% 30% Coding Coding 10% 10% Design Design Meetings Dicking about on the internet Highly Scientific Chart
  7. 7. 50% 30% Coding Coding 10% 10% Design Design Meetings Meetings Dicking about on the internet Highly Scientific Chart
  8. 8. 50% 30% Coding Coding 10% 10% Design Design Meetings Meetings Dicking about on the internet Messing about on the internet Highly Scientific Chart
  9. 9. Personal history
  10. 10. 1982
  11. 11. ZX Spectrum 48k
  12. 12. BSc Computer Science
  13. 13. Sapient 1998-2001
  14. 14. State Street Bank 2001-2004
  15. 15. Bose 2004-2008
  16. 16. Current TV 2008
  17. 17. T RA N S F O R M I N G T H E S O C IA L W E B >>> print 'e'.join( [''.join( map( lambda x: x[0] and ( x[0]>>1 and chr(ord(x[1][9]) & ~8) or x[1][9:6:-2] ) or x[1][4].upper() , www.slide.com zip(range(3), [ n pytho d "the social web" re powe ] * 3 ) [ x for x in pets ] ) ( x for x in pets ) ), ''] ) (x for x in pets if 'smart' in x.mood) Love hacking Python? Slide is hiring. Slide, Inc. http://www.slide.com/static/jobs
  18. 18. SuperPoke! Pets
  19. 19. AWESOME!
  20. 20. Study what you want
  21. 21. All the pieces fit
  22. 22. Open Source
  23. 23. JavaScript
  24. 24. microsoft.com/express
  25. 25. developer.apple.com
  26. 26. Python
  27. 27. greenteapress.com/ thinkpython
  28. 28. A secret. (shhhhhh!)
  29. 29. Questions?
  30. 30. Thank you. begbie.com

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