I rarely get a chance to go to technical conferences, but I do watch lot of videos. I tweet about the good ones; here's a collection for posterity:
- Julian Storer at JUCE 2015 talking about rewriting zlib in C++. Some of his points felt very relevant to my day to day coding - reduce access levels (i.e. make stuff private), after adding a bunch of local variables over time revisit the thing and see if there are new abstractions, rename variables rather than commenting.
- Jason Clark at RubyConf 2015 talking about Ruby and GDB. The concepts James talks about are more or less the same in
lldb, just a few small syntax tweaks.
- James Adam at RubyConf 2015 talking about refinements.
- Eric Evans at QCon 2009 on Strategic Design. Lots of great insights on core domain and such-like.
- Peter Harkins at RailsConf 2015 on What Comes After MVC.
- Andrew Clay Shafer's 2014 Velocity conference talk on organizational learning. If you're short on time, just watch the 2-3 minutes on dimensions of the learning organization.
- Starr Horne's discussion of TCP and HTTP.
- A game each day for 7 months from Chris DeLeon.
- Aaron Quint's discussion of Ruby 2.x performance tools.
- Cameron Dutro's talk on doing more with AREL.
- Dave Thomas' keynote at ElixerConf 2014.
- Koichi Sasada's talk on Ruby core and whatnot at RedDotRuby 2014.
- Really enjoyed this one - Andrew Turley's talk at GoRuCo 2014 entitled What We Can Learn from COBOL.
- Michael May's talk at GoRuCo 2014 on edge caching.
- Alexander Dymo's RailsConf 2014 talk on Ruby Performance Improvements.
- Sam Livingston-Grey's talk at RailsConf 2014 on Cognitive Models.
- A lively talk from Toby Hede on data stores.