A bunch of Yahoos attended the Evans Data developer relations conference over the last couple of days.
Our very own Jeremy Zawodny talked about "Appealing to Laziness and Impatience" -
"Larry Wall, the father of the Perl scripting language, has often said that the three virtues of a good programmer are laziness, impatience, and hubris. In this talk, we'll look at how some of Yahoo's offerings have been successful without any sort of monetization plan. They're freely available, easy to use, and incredibly useful. In other words, they're great for the lazy and impatient."
Attendees also heard about the ways various companies are nurturing their developer communities. There seems to be a whole range of types of program out there, from the well-funded corporate marketing machines to skunk-works efforts just getting off the ground.
On the morning of the second day, we saw Archbishop Desmond Tutu checking into the hotel. Sadly he wasn't there to hear Jeremy, but to participate in the Global Philanthropy forum which was kicking off as our conference finished.
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