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Music and Code

Room:
The Auditorium
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Duration:
45 minutes

Abstract

A playful exploration of the similarities and differences between music and code. What could coders learn from musicians, especially when it comes to learning, training and mentoring? (A personal perspective from someone who has been a professional musician, a professional teacher, and a professional coder.)

TalkEducation, Teaching & Further Training

Description

Learning to code requires a long term investment of time and effort to acquire a set of skills, theory, knowledge and experience in order to effectively make software. Learning to play an instrument requires a long term investment of time and effort to acquire a set of skills, theory, knowledge and experience in order to effectively make music.

I will compare and contrast certain aspects of the worlds of code and music and will explore questions such as: what would music lessons look like if we taught music like we teach coding (and vice versa)? Who are the virtuoso coders we should celebrate as role models? (And why?) How do musicians and coders sustain AND develop their cultures across generations? Is coding an art? Is music a science? What could folks do to cultivate their practice of music and code? How can we tell if someone is an "expert", and should we trust their advice?

Most of all, it'll be practical, fun and thoughtful.

I hope to make a space for some interesting and stimulating ideas. Then we can all explore them together in the corridor track.


The speaker

Nicholas H.Tollervey

A recovering former member of the Python community.

Music, philosophy, teaching, writing & computing. Just like this bio: concise, honest and full of useful information. Everything I say is false...



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