SIT insights in technology talks
The beauty of software
By Professor Bertrand Meyer, SIT Provost
on 29th of April, 2020
Scientists often cite the search for beauty as one of their primary guiding forces. Programming and software engineering offer an inexhaustible source of astoundingly beautiful ideas, from strikingly elegant algorithms and data structures to powerful principles of methodology and language design.

Defining beauty is elusive, but true beauty imposes itself in such a way as to remove any doubt. Drawing comparisons from art, literature and other endeavours. He will show a sample of ideas from all walks of software, directly understandable to a wide audience of non-software-experts, offering practical applications in technology that we use daily, and awe-inspiring in their simplicity and elegance.
Professor Bertrand Meyer, Provost at Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
Three reasons to attend
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Leading speakers from Technology, Business and Science
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Cutting-edge topics
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Accessible content
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Bertrand Meyer
Professor and provost at Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
Bertrand Meyer is a Professor of Software Engineering (emeritus) at ETH Zurich: Chair of Software Engineering. Chief Technology Officer, Eiffel Software.

Professor at Politecnico di Milano and Innopolis University (head of software engineering lab). Blogger on software engineering & other topics. Director of annual LASER software engineering summer school, since 2004 (next session: the software for blockchains, bitcoin and distributed trust systems, Elba Island, Italy, 2-10 June 2018, see the school's web page).

Maintainer of gallery of computer scientists.
Bertrand Meyer
Professor and provost at Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
Bertrand Meyer is a Professor of Software Engineering (emeritus) at ETH Zurich: Chair of Software Engineering. Chief Technology Officer, Eiffel Software.

Professor at Politecnico di Milano and Innopolis University (head of software engineering lab). Blogger on software engineering & other topics. Director of annual LASER software engineering summer school, since 2004 (next session: the software for blockchains, bitcoin and distributed trust systems, Elba Island, Italy, 2-10 June 2018, see the school's web page).

Maintainer of gallery of computer scientists.
SIT Insights in Technology Talks
Schedule
29 of April 2020, Wednesday
17:00 – 17:30
17:00 – 17:30
Event opening
Check-in, badge receiving and welcome coffee
17:30 – 18:00
17:30 – 18:00
Welcome to SIT Insights in Technology
Juergen Bruecker
Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
18:00 – 18:30
18:00 – 18:30
Future of Computing
Serguei "SB" Beloussov
SIT Founder and Сhairman of the Board, CEO of Acronis
18:30 – 19:30
18:30 – 19:30
The beauty of software
Markus Gross
Vice President for Global Research and Development and the director of Disney Research,
Professor of Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH)
19:30 – 20:00
19:30 – 20:00
Q&A session with Serguei "SB" Beloussov
and Bertrand Meyer
Prepare questions during the public talk or share your question on Twitter with the hashtag #SITinsights anytime before the event!
20:00 – 21:00
20:00 – 21:00
Networking session
Food and drinks.
Registration
Location of the event
Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
Rheinweg 9, Schaffhausen, 8200

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