📣 Programming Language World Championships 2020 #plwc2020 📣
A knockout tournament where 32 programming languages compete against each other, and you decide the winner of each round by voting.
There will be two matches per day, and in two weeks time we'll have a winner!
Discussions are encouraged, but please, keep it civil and peaceful. It's just a fun game.
Second last day at #LCA2020! Please feel free to say hi to me if you see me in person :)
There have been some really awesome talks so far too.
My friend lent me Edward Snowden’s autobiography. Definitely an appropriate read in conjunction with #lca2020’s theme of privacy and security!
My stomach turned while reading this devastating account of Julian Assange's recent appearance in court: https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/10/assange-in-court/
Imposter syndrome is the belief that because you are capable of the virtue of doubt, you're somehow less prepared for the challenges of life than the many hubristic arseholes who lack the sense to recognize any consequences of their own poor judgment.
The world doesn't need more overconfidence. It needs more folk comfortable with doubt, of themselves, of their practices and institutions. Questioning our ability or preparedness to do a thing is not the same as being unable to do that thing.
#privacy the next time someone claims you should give up your privacy to feel safe. Show them this quote by aus president.
We have been asked about the longevity of Fosstodon, especially since a number of key instances have gone.
Hopefully this post will allay any concerns. TL;DR - we got your back!
YES TO: freedom of speech, human rights, GNU/Linux, FLOSS, true journalism, privacy & security, world politics. #nobots CW: cat boosts
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