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Roaming free: The power of reading beyond your field

Glenn Vanderburg (
9:45am–10:05am Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Location: Grand Ballroom West
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 32 ratings)

It might seem sensible and responsible to focus your reading on things that are clearly relevant to your work; after all, you don’t want to miss some important new development in your field. But it’s interesting how often the real, game-changing insights come from completely unexpected places.

If you sometimes wish you had more time to pursue other interests, branch out from your specialty, or simply be curious, Glenn Vanderburg offers some encouragement. Glenn talks about the importance of letting your attention roam more widely, sharing real examples of how insights from other fields have inspired practitioners in the world of software.

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Glenn Vanderburg

Glenn Vanderburg is vice president of engineering at Previously, he was a software engineer and chief architect at LivingSocial. Glenn has been programming Ruby since 2001.