Are Programming languages... *Actually* Languages?

Spoiler: proooooooobably not… But Second Language Acquisition and Tech Skill Building share a *lot* of similarities. Despite their best efforts, people regularly stumble in their language-learning AND Dev/DevOps journeys. Why is this, and what can we do better? Will Interlanguages help you manage your Intern? What does Krashen say about Crashing? Take a journey with a Dev-By-Trade-Linguist-In-Training where we’ll look at both challenges, their similarities, and what research about learning to say *Olé!* can tell us about learning good Orchestration. We’ll discuss strategies for practice, healthy approaches to failure, and just how do you pronounce Kubernetes? (hint: It’s /kuːbəˈneɪtiːz/)


Dylan Lacey

Manager of Developer Relations @Sauce Labs

G'day! I'm Dylan, and I love to solve problems, help people, hold opinions, make things, and the oxford comma.  Usually, I do this with computers, although sometimes a kitchen and, on one memorable occasion, 120'000 bees. I've been Engineering the Softwares for over 13 years; My very first job as a baby engineer had me setting up a Selenium grid and bullying browsers into submission.  I've built an Uber competitor (it failed), multiple teams (they didn't), and a dozen or so Open Source projects (they're... mixed.). Oh, and did I mention the bees? For the past 10 years, I've been fixing Appium problems, dispensing Selenium advice, and resetting passwords at Sauce Labs. As the Manager of Developer Relations, I love working to help developers provide digital confidence to their companies and customers.

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Tuesday Oct 25 / 04:10PM PDT ( 50 minutes )


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