Russ Olsen

Vice President - Cognitect

Russ started his career doing that other kind of engineering, the sort that involves motors, gears and getting dirty. Pretty rapidly the wonder of computer programming lured him away, which probably explains why most of his fingers are still intact. Since turning to coding, Russ has worked on everything from 3D design and image processing software to database query engines and workflow systems. Russ is the author of two programming books and a frequent conference speaker.

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We Choose

Fifty years ago something extraordinary happened: For ten minutes time seemed to stand still as two people attempted to land on the Moon. In this talk Russ Olsen will take you through the choices that led to the Moon landing. We'll relive those harrowing last ten minutes and look at how choices that people made so long ago are still relevant to developers today.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone

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