Disclaimer: this was my first multi-day conference 1 so I don't have a lot of conference experience off of which to base my opinions. It seemed like most attendees agreed though when I say FSF was superbly-organized. Also note that this is not a complete list of all the talks, only the ones I took the most notes on.
Aaron Quint - "Beyond JSON: Improving inter-app communication" - @aq
Here's a video from the RailsConf talk in 2015:
We can learn lessons about how to craft software well from unexpected places: such as skyscraper building (see slides)
Super cool talk inspired by Sandi Metz's talk where she declared that 'if' is not necessary. Throughout the talk, John built up purely OO numbers. His code ended up looking something like this:
<span class="pl-c1">One</span>.<span class="pl-k">+</span>(<span class="pl-c1">One</span>).<span class="pl-k">==</span>(<span class="pl-c1">Two</span>)
He then created some challenges to try out.
Really good explanation of what a transducer is and how to use them. Check out the slides.
npm install perlin simplex-noise voronoi l-system markoff
This was the most visually-appealing talk of the conference for me. I strongly recommend just taking a look at the slides since the talk was extremely mathematical, and Wittens' passion is using 3D graphics to explain complex math as it applies to rendering graphics.
f(x, y, z, time, intensity) -> (x, y, z)
2 Just stick a bunch of stuff into this hash without thinking about it then when you want to pull something out it's like a bag of glass. ↩