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Wednesday, February 15 • 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Insider Truth in Developer Ecosystems - Christoph Lameter, Jump Trading

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Developer communities are social entities and they behave in many ways according to what we know of Anthropology. There is a large body of research in that area that may be applicable to online communities of developers. Another classic area of knowledge is philosophy of science which investigates the underpinnings of knowledge as well as the processes that led us to advances in science. Developer communities are frequently in a mode of discovery that is also not unlike the classic scientific endeavors.

This talk tries to build the bridge between anthropology, philosophy of science and attempts to come to an understanding of how our developer communities function and why they are effective. This may lead to insights that help us improve how these communities work and avoid dysfunctional behavior that sometimes creeps in.

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Christoph Lameter

Dr., Gentwo
Christoph Lameter is working as a lead in research and development for an algorithmic trading company in Chicago. and maintains the slab allocators and the per cpu subsystems. Over time he contributed to a number of Linux projects. As a kernel developer at SGI he helped pioneer the use of Linux for Supercomputing and developed the necessary kernel capabilities for HPC applications. Christoph has a Ph.D. with a focus on the Philosophy of Science.

Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Grand Sierra A

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