Frontmania 2022

Datum 05-10-2022
Tijd No time known
Thema Java
Location
  • Jaarbeurs
  • Jaarbeursplein
  • Utrecht
Speaker Hanno Embregts
Description FrontMania Foundation is a group of people who are crazy about frontend development a.k.a. frontend maniacs. The community believes that frontend development should be fun for everyone!

The Dutch frontend foundation Frontmania unites software developers, application architects, mediadevelopers, IT-managers, students and all its businesspartners who have an interest in frontend technologies.

The Goal of the foundation is:

  1. Upholding the interest of all frontend developers.

  2. Spreading knowledge concerning frontend software, infrastructure and related technologies.

  3. Stimulate the application of proper frontend development in professional environments, for example at businesses, (educational) organisations and the government.

  4. Improve the contact between professional frontend developers and the companies that use frontend software, nationally and internationally.


What “Stairway to Heaven” Can Teach Us About Software Development


On October 5th, Hanno Embregts will talk about one of the most popular songs in history, Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin.

One of the most iconic rock songs ever written starts with the line “There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold…” and chances are you know the rest of the lyrics by heart. Though one could argue that this ability is rather useless. It’s not like it makes you a better software developer, right? Right?!

Allow me to change your mind! I know that the lyrics to “Stairway to Heaven” have sparked countless online debates over its meaning, but being a developer and a musician I think it is actually about software development. In fact, I even believe it contains a few good lessons on it and if that is the case, knowing the lyrics by heart can really benefit you.

So during this talk I will perform snippets of the song, explain why I think it is about software development and how your next software project can be better because of it. I’ll make sure to cover the identity of ‘the lady’, interpretation of requirements, reverting architectural decisions and the cost of overly ambitious guitar solos.
More info Frontmania – website