#newsociety — a call out to future humans: let’s be bolder
Rachel Uwa is an artist, educator, and founder of School of Machines, Making &
Over the past 15+ years she’s lived in and organized social justice and tech
communities and events big and small. She feels compelled to help bring these
two worlds together and make the tech world less daunting and more diverse,
inclusive, thoughtful, and fun.
Rachel’s biggest desire is to see people living the lives they dream of living
rather than the one they feel they ought to. If that dream life is more
artistic, creative, socially-engaged, technology-embracing and connects humans
to each other and to themselves, well, all the better.
Interpreter loops!! They’re slow?? Let’s make them fast!
Adrien Lamarque started programming in his youth with QBasic, and
according to Dijkstra’s famous words, that makes him irredeemable.
Adrien is amused by the thought of that, and hopes to learn everything
there is to know about programming in his lifetime.
Paradigm shift: Spreadsheets are cool!
business economist with a private interest in computer science and datalover
Building Your Own Self-care Toolkit
works as a frontend developer for Blacklane and teaches CSS to newcomers
at ReDI School of Digital Integration. Her work revolves around
documentation, human-computer interaction and self-care.
Creating apps for the terminal in Python
Elias Dorneles likes to fiddle with Python and open source stuff.
At home, he likes to read, cook, draw and play songs on his guitar.
He is from Brazil, lives in Paris and attended the Recurse Center in NYC on 2017.
Machine learning for the curious but scared
Ellen is a senior data scientist at a fintech company.
After getting a lot of questions at parties about how to get started in machine learning or how close we are to the singularity, she decided to turn her answers into a talk.
Besides nerdy party discussions, Ellen loves traveling, dance classes and the social sciences.
István Szmozsánszky “Flaki”
2560 bytes ought to be enough for anyone!
Let’s hand write DNS messages
James Routley is a software engineer based in London. He is a Recurse
Centre alumnus, and currently works for Monzo, building a distributed bank.
Leli is part of the Heart of Code and a LED enthusiast.
The joy of simulating forces
Lisa is a Berlin-based coder of web apps and playful things.
The Ceylon type system
Lucas is a CS student currently interning at Wikimedia Deutschland. When
he had too much free time in the third semester, he found Ceylon and
started working on its code formatter. He’s been hooked ever since.
So THAT’S how my phone knows where I am!
Mike makes interactive art, experimental games, and software tools.
Above all, he makes things that spark intellectual curiosity and inspire people to become self-motivated learners.
Nasreen Abu-Hunaina and Joseph Yiasemides
May the Forth Be with You
Nasreen and Joseph met at the Recurse Center in NYC almost a year ago!
They’ve been pair programming on Forth since.
It started with a Fibonacci program, then a naughts-and-crosses, and now they’re working on a Forth for the RaspberryPi.
Who is afraid of the big bad O?
Pieter is a self-taught developer who has been active in the field
professionally for four years. Last year he had the chance to go to the
Recurse Center and decided to take a deep dive into data structures,
algorithms and all computer science material he had never taken the time
to study. While at RC Pieter help organise the algorithm study group
that came together every Friday. He really enjoyed learning new
programming concepts and helping others learn about them too.
IDEA: Algorithm assembly instructions without words
Sebastian Morr, better known as blinry, is enthusiastic about many things, including computer science, programming, and design.
He likes free licenses, values autonomy, creativity and curiosity, and tries to keep an open mind and heart.
He is looking forward meeting y’all at EnthusiastiCon 2018!
The Grammar of Syntax
Steph is a computational linguist and sometimes-software-engineer.
She is involved in the Universal Dependencies project, creating the first publicly available treebank for Tagalog.
Carp: A Language for the 21st century
Veit is a jack of all trades, but a master of none.
He frequently oscillates between compiler development, writing, creating generative art, and trying to get work done at his day job.