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TechTalk: Lily Madar – Programming with Yarn

11 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

£6

Join us on Ada Lovelace Day for an fascinating talk on craft & programming.

Computers can take an unexpected form; historically they started as humans. Without realising it, crocheters interpret their own patterns, thus becoming “computers”. Does this then make crochet a form of programming language? By exploring the origins and evolution of crochet and yarn crafts in parallel with the origins of computing (Babbage’s Analytical Engine), this talk draws the analogies between a crafty – analog – discipline and what developers know of programming.

As well as interesting historical facts, this talk provides a simple way of explaining key programming concepts and highlights the logical thinking necessary to get into coding.

We will cover several notions that can be illustrated with crochet, such as: patterns and instructions, language versioning, compilers, debugging, variables, multithreading, loops and recursion…

This talk is designed for a varied audience (new to programming or experienced), as it offers a new angle on the discipline and is language agnostic.

Lily is an experienced software engineer and crafter, always trying to find new ways to make coding more accessible in this digital world.

Twitter: @Lily_2point0

The talk will begin at 7pm and last around 60 minutes, with the opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Refreshments available.

Booking is required.

Details

Date:
11 October
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£6
Event Category:

Organizer

Centre for Computing History
Phone:
01223 214446
Email:
lisa@computinghistory.org.uk
Website:
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk

Venue

Centre for Computing History
1 Rene Court, Coldhams Road,
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3EW United Kingdom
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Phone:
01223 214446
Website:
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk

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