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Brittany Storoz

The Etymology of Programming

Developers are constantly throwing around jargon and buzz words when describing applications and talking through code. To a new engineer, it can seem like we’re speaking an entirely different language. One might assume we’ve tried come up with semantic metaphors for what we’re doing, but how often do we actually stop to think about where these terms came from? This talk will dig deep into the origins of our lingo and how we’ve built a vocabulary full of quirky terms and mysterious phrases.