Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Magic and Software

Software development is one large puzzle – how do I make my computer do this task, using that software, or this language. Luckily, we can search for the answer to our problems on sites like Google and StackOverflow. Magicians can't. The secrets to magic aren't readily available in any format, making study and search very difficult.

In this talk-come-magic show, the speaker, who is also a magician, discusses some of the history of secrets and magic, and covers the problems of creating searchable taxonomies for magic, the cases of IP law which have surprising parallels to software, and even performs a few routines to keep you on your toes!


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