r0ml Lefkowitz

r0ml Lefkowitz
Self, Retired


Robert (a.k.a. r0ml) Lefkowitz is a frequent speaker on the intersection of software and literacy. Previously, he was a CTO at a fintech startup and held senior technology positions in the telecommunications and financial industries. He is a distinguished engineer of the ACM.


Java: Craftsmanship
Location: A105
r0ml Lefkowitz (Retired)
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Many Java frameworks and servers depend on a maze of twisty XML files wherein many get lost. In a system where the source code is unavailable, such an approach allows for customization. But when you can modify the source, the configuration files are unnecessary. After all, you can make the code do what you want. And it is less verbose and more understandable. Read more.
Location: E145
r0ml Lefkowitz (Retired)
Average rating: ****.
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In "topics we're looking for", the call for papers has the phrase "open, open, open". And the word "open" appears eleven times. The word "source" appears thrice. This talk is about "source, source, source." It is the intelligibility, the accessibility, the understandability of the *source* code and data which creates community and collaboration. Presenting source patterns and anti-patterns. Read more.