Mey is a public speaker, a backend developer and a Software Engineer. When she is not spending her weekends at hackathons, she experiments with algorithms or learns languages such as russian, french & Clojure. Mey is also a sworn star wars fan. May the force be with you.Back to speakers list
Evolution 3.0 : solve your everyday problems with genetic algorithm
When was the last time you wrote an algorithm to plan your diet? As programmers we do amazing things in our everyday job, but rarely do we use our knowledge at home. In this talk I will introduce genetic algorithms and share how I coded a genetic algorithm from scratch and used it to generate my weekly schedule and to create a smart diet planer. We will go through the different stages of the algorithm and understand how they affect the algorithm’s solutions. Let me show you a different side of genetic algorithms and you will discover a new way to solve your everyday problems.
Back to the Future: How 80s Arcade Games Taught me Clojure
Who said games aren’t educational? Learning a new language on your own is never easy, and you often find yourself stuck and frustrated. In this session I will talk about how through developing a simple 2D game I was able to wrap my imperative mind around a functional programming language and learn Clojure. Let me show you how your favorite arcade game can be an excellent tool to master a new programming language