Engineering Reality: Lessons From Software Architecture, Artifice, and Life

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About the Session

“What you must learn is that these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent. Others can be broken. " -Morpheus

The world of technology seems logical, objective, and to operate by consistent rules. Reality can be illogical, subjective, and even random at times. Yet we accept subjective reality as-is; our single perspective is all we can really know.

In the end, reality constrains engineers and magicians reshape reality. Perhaps reality is not what it seems.

Join Michael Carducci, magician and software architect, as he takes you on a journey through the marriage of the logical and the illogical, the intersection of magic and technology. Discover what each has to teach the other, and how you can apply the lessons to transform your skills and your career.

With over 25 years of experience in both fields–and a lifetime of successes and failures–Michael shares his deeply reflective, unique, and authentically honest perspective on both careers, dealing with problems, challenges, wins, and losses.

This talk combines illusion, engineering wisdom, life lessons, and the stories that connect them. You'll be astonished, engaged, and leave with an entirely new perspective on technology and life.

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