Software has put the information revolution in the hands of billions of people. And yet, we continue to misunderstand programming. Far from giving it pride of place as the single most important lever in creating the digital future, programming is radically misunderstood as a minor technical detail. We don’t teach it well; we design screens and widgets instead of computational models; we’re not prepared to program non-silicon-based computers. We discourage designers from learning to think in programs—and programmers from thinking as designers.
The three-day event was held at The Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City from September 30th through October 1st, 2014. More information, including an agenda and list of speakers, can be found here.