11:40 - 12:40 (UTC±00)
Talk (60 min)
Integration, integration, integration
Some code is mostly self-contained, working purely with computations. Full applications tend to have to integrate with other systems, however - and some applications do very little other than gluing together multiple systems. Sometimes that's been seen in a negative light within the development community, and unfairly so - these integrations provide huge amounts of value.
Pre-pandemic, Jon spent a huge amount of time writing code to interact with his drum kit - and then other instruments, providing a rich configuration editing experience. Within the pandemic, he found opportunities to help his local church to reduce some of the friction introduced in remote worship services, and then explore post-pandemic possibilities. In this talk, Jon will explore some of the lessons he's learned interacting with a diverse array of hardware devices, as well his experiences of building user interfaces as someone who really doesn't have UI design skills, for relatively non-technical users. Hopefully some of the joy and fun of integration will rub off too, and you'll be encouraged to find opportunities to make a big difference with a small amount of integration.