Source: GOTO Nights - London, UK

Wibbly-Wobbly, Time-Wimey Stuff


Join us for the online meetup "Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Stuff" with Kevlin Henney. If you think you know everything you need to know about date-time handling, Kevlin will prove that you are almost certainly wrong.

Venue/Host: Zoom
Costs: Free of charge
Speaker: Kevlin Henney


Time. In our code, we can capture dates from the past and times from the future. We tidy time into data structures, capture moments in databases, and watch the sands of time through our APIs. It's all nice and logical, right? Wrong. If you think you know everything you need to know about date-time handling, you are almost certainly wrong. If you think you don’t, you are almost certainly right.

In this talk, we'll have some fun by looking at some of the not-quite-right assumptions we hold and learn from the messes that we other people have made.


16.00: Welcome to this GOTO Night with Kevlin Henney
16.05: Kevlin Henney will present his subject of the day
16.30: Live Q&A with Kevlin Henney
16.55: Thank you for joining us for this GOTO Night


Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant, trainer, reviewer, and writer. His development interests are in programming, people, and practice. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, a contributor to open-source software, and a member of more committees than is probably healthy (it has been said that "a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled").

He is an author of two volumes in the "Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture" series and editor of "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know" and "97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know".


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