Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 19 & 20, 2019

Douglas Crockford

About Douglas
Douglas Crockford discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. He is also the author of _JavaScript: The Good Parts_. He has been called a guru, but he is actually more of a mahatma.
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Speaking Sessions

  • The History of JSON

    9:30 AM Saturday   Room: Town Square A
    JSON has become the world's best loved data interchange format. This is the true story of the discovery of JSON and an explanation of why it is the way it is. Advice to designers of the next standard will be provided.

    Everyone who attends will receive a prize (while supplies last).

  • You Can Count on Numbers

    11:00 AM Saturday   Room: Town Square A
    Fundamentally, the only thing that computers can do is manipulate numbers. In many ways, the computer's numbers act much like the numbers we were taught in school. But in some (perhaps surprising) ways, they behave very differently. Disastrous bugs have resulted from lack of deep understanding of the differences. Most programmers are not trained or even warned about these differences, making them a danger to themselves and others.

    This talk will look at the nature and history of numbers, with recommendations for how we can make better numbers in the future.