The wonderful Gregg Pollack, of Rails Envy fame, wandered the halls and speaker room at OSCON with his video camera. He asked a pile of speakers to summarize their talks in 30 seconds or less, and has compiled the results into “OSCON in 37 Minutes”. It’s well worth watching even if you were at the conference—as anyone who’s attended knows, it’s impossible to see everything unless you have a clone army or a time machine. My favourite so far: R0ml’s Exceptional Software Explained (video for the full talk of which is also available).
The growing role of software architects: “Architecture has become much more interesting now because it’s become more encompassing," says Neal Ford, software architect and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks.
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