Our next meetup

  • July
  • 06
  • 2017

The Philosophy of Programming

Speaker: Michael Burgess


What is programming? What are programs? What are programmers doing when they write programs? What is a successful program?

n this session we will explore programming as a modelling activity comparing it with art and science: exploring the relationship between programming and truth, knowledge and representation.

I'll speak in terms of PHP examples possibly also in comparison to other languages.

About the speaker:

Michael is a senior learning consultant primarily teaching data science, functional programming and other IT skills courses.

His graduate work is in Machine Learning as applied to problems quantum measurement, and he has run many academic seminars in philosophy and continue to run similar discussion forums for the public. ​
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