December 4-6, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

4 Weird Things About Time

Ever wondered why OCTober has an 8 in the name but is the 10th month? Why some clocks from the late 19th century have two minute hands? And what's up with Easter anyhow?
This entertaining talk covers thousands of years of the history of calendars and clocks, exploring how emperors, kings, and whole nations wrestled with technical and cultural headaches that are surprisingly similar to those of the worlds of tech and development.

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Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke is an independent software developer, speaker, trainer, digital artist, and occasional entrepreneur based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a quarter century of experience helping people and software get closer together.

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