Session Spotlight

Josh Gretz

Camp Counselor

Programming is Paint

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Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 7:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: African 10


Leonardo DaVinci was one of the world’s first polymaths. While his legacy as a master artist is unquestioned, it transcends mere brush strokes; his insatiable curiosity led him to master various disciplines, expanding their boundaries and leaving an indelible mark on history. This talk aims to inspire developers to step outside the confines of code and adopt a polymathic mindset, echoing DaVinci's boundless curiosity. We will journey through the captivating history of polymaths, highlighting the game-changing impact of interdisciplinary thinking in problem-solving and innovation. Our discussion will not only champion the pursuit of broad intellectual interests but also share actionable strategies to weave this polymathic approach into daily development practices. By embracing this approach, developers will be positioned to thrive in an ever-evolving world, equipped with new abilities to discover novel solutions to complex problems. Join us to uncover how, by channeling our inner DaVinci, we can transform programming into a medium that paints a brighter future for all.

Take Aways

  • be inspired to understand the world in which your code executes
favorited by:
Brett Allenstein Dave Boulineau Edward Lichtman Adam Kerr Micha Rodriguez Josh Gretz Caleb Soper Ross Larson