We’re happy to announce: Lisa Lippincott will be in Aurora live, in person to deliver a brand-new talk about a fundamental basis of understanding computer programs.
Lisa Lippincott designed the software architectures of Tanium and BigFix, two systems for managing large fleets of computers. She is chair of the numerics study group of the C++ standardization committee.
Here is her talk description:
What is a value? The most common conception is that values are inhabitants of a platonic mathematical world, too far away to be examined or subjected to experiment. As a basis for understanding computer programs, this conception is awkwardly non-local and disturbingly mystical.
In this lecture, I will present a functionalist conception of value, situated locally within the realm of procedural programming. I will show how values in this conception relate directly to program execution, and examine how events within program execution are related through the stability, substitutability, and repeatability of values.
This talk is the Keynote talk for the Software Design Track.
Tickets are now available for both online attendees and in-person attendees who are vaccinated.