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Today we're at #FOSD, talking about the future of software development with influential individuals in the fields of #MLonCode, #QuantumComputing, and #blockchain technologies.

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Amazing talk by @KentBeck on how hundreds of thousands of developers could collaborate.

Moving from text transformations to tree transformations. Let's move away from "lines", which come from punch cards, and evolve into something that scales better.

Now @paulbiggar talks about how everything (including all of AWS!) is accidental complexity.

Really cool demo of Dark, a language with a holistic view of edition, version control, deployments, storage, exec...

"Dark innovate in the boundaries"


Back from lunch for a talk on the history of computing and how decentralized systems matter today by @juanbenet from @protocollabs

Amazing panel on #blockchain tech with three experts in the domain (left to right @juanbenet, @maraoz, and @jutta_steiner) and a saxophone player (@chadfowler)

Fascinating how even Distributed VMs are being developed on top of #ethereum

"The legal system is the oldest program in the world." - @juanbenet

The blockchain could power "direct democracies weighted by money", which is "clearly not a great idea".

And now for the #MLonCode part of #FOSD @rishabhs from @google talks about Neural Program Synthesis!
During an experiment learning a programming language called Karel they were able to get a 43% in @Stanford CS106a test

According to @rishabhs this is "better than zero" 👏😄

And right next @miltos1, one of the most influential researchers on #MLonCode, introduces the field explaining why #MachineLearning on Code makes sense

@francesc is very excited about this talk 🎉

Sergio Giro is now talking about #MLonCode and Code Duplication, again super relevant to our work!


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"We need to teach computers how to understand loops" and other future directions of the #MLonCode field by Sergio Giro

@yahave is now shouting (literally because he doesn't want to use the mic 😅) about #MLonCode and the danger of developing a "clippy" for programmers

Hilarious talk and brilliant demo at #FOSD
OH at #FOSD during @yahave's demo: "that is so dope!" - @jessfraz
PS for @jessfraz: we're hiring 😎
And the last speaker in the #MLonCode part of the day is Dana Drachsler Cohen on why we need explainable learning systems.

One reason is @EmmanuelMacron!

And we're gonna finish the day talking about #QuantumComputing and how it will change the way we write and execute code.

Even the intro blew everyone's mind. Lasers and magnetic fields plus complexity classes 🤯

Did you all know there's a #QuantumComputing complexity class?


"Modeling the caffeine molecule requires around 2^48 bits, which is around 1-10% of the # of atoms in the earth, but only 160 qbits" - @marco_pistoia at #FOSD
Huge thanks to @bscofield and @chadfowler and the rest of the #FOSD team and @blueyard for one of the best conferences I've ever attended.


Now time for drinks, come talk to @francesc about #MLonCode and what we've been working on.
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