Hack.Summit() Session 1 Notes: 02222016

02222016 11 am

Ed Roman

mythical man month book

Mark Zuckerberg

100x productivity difference between great programmer and good programmer

1M unfulfilled programming jobs by 2020

So companies steal developers from each other

0% of Mississippi had women attempt AP CS classes

2% of Open-Source coming from females

Mentoring can help solve speed of programming troubleshooting

hack.pledge() – give or receive free programming help

Help each other master the craft of software development together


Website for hack.pledge()


Technical blog content


We tried with it but struggled with it, not developer friendly

Code blocks not super intuitive, no peer review of technical content

Could not collaborate on posts

A lot of content is stranded on individual blogs

Tech blog content has maintenance problems

Tech content just in English language

Making an attempt to launch hack.guides()

CMS wikipedia for technical knowledge, like medium.com for developers

CMS like WordPress but unique for developers

File format is built using MarkDown

MarkDown used for communicating with other developers

Store articles in GitHub

Use favorite text editor

Future, bring knowledge to other countries via translation to other languages

Community to promote each others articles

Bring this tech content to other spoken languages

100% free, all open source


hack.guides() can be installed into a website

articles are stored in a repository

Working together we can educate the world and collaborate

Engine is open source


Code blocks in an easy to use way

Free email updates

Discussion thread

Take code engine and use it yourself

Help collaboration and


Please join our slack

make and article

Contribute to our engine code


Share PowerPoint


Work on this and really get involved into this community

Help developers find dream job at hack.summit()


After each session is over you can meet the speakers and join the Hangout

Beehive effect at physical conference

Not ever speaker has the time to do this, but some of them will have the time to do this

Will the live sessions be recorded

The Live sessions are recorded immediately in crowd cast

Sessions in CrowdCast

What is the best thing to learn in 2016

Depends on you, where you are

For some developers start

If on mobile objective-C more towards Swift

On Web, Node.js

Open-source developer, creating business business sense

Learn this how to succeed as an independent contractor or entrepreneur

What do you listen to while you are programming?

MP3 collection, not Spotify

80’s and 90’s music

Techno, house

What will be the next big change in the development environment?

2 trends

IDEs moved to cloud

coding.com  cloud based IDEs

Sharing common configurations

Teams in cloud

Counter trend

Now simple text editors

Simple text editor plus command line

Cloud and Simple

Paths to achieve same result

What are the best programming books?

Best webpages?


Essential Calm

Don Box

20 years old

Great book

First chapter unbelievable

Microsoft Calm system evolved from C++

Understand how pointers work

Christopher Alexander

Timeless Way of Building

Architect, not programmer, understand how to build cities

Building a community

Programmers noticed it

Hey, patterns might be applicable to programming?

Design patterns in programming are inspired by Christopher Alexander’s book

Alexandrian Form, Design patterns

Everyone take a look at the book

Rumored to have spoken at a conference called Ursula

Business book

Last book

CEO gave copy of boo

How to Be A Star At Work

Idea of being in the critical path of the company

Piggy back on the critical path of the company

What programming language do you use

Video games


C++ still language of video game developers

Web development Ruby on Rails, Node.js

Why did you create hack.summit()?

To have both economic viability and social entrepreneurship

Gives back and pays salaries

Day you die.  Cannot take money with you…

What impact will you have?

Accumulate wealth, now what is the meaning of life? 

Silly?  Why chase money then given back to charity?

Social Entrepreneurship, way to give back to society while building something economically sustainable.

Hackhands company

Corporate stewards for these projects

Pluralsight.com has same social entrepreneurship mission as hack.summit()

Help homeless, food drive, these are great

But some developers want to give back to others using their own skills

Hack.Guides()  Hack.Pledge()

Find nonprofits that are there on this Hack.Summit() enterprise

Brian Fox next, fireside



Thank you have a great day!

About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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