Talk

Ode to the mighty Bit
Conference (INTERMEDIATE level)
Room 6

I’ve given talks at software conferences about quantum computing and the amazing properties and possibilities of quantum bits (qubits). However: It is now time to give the regular old binary bit the love that it deserves.


During this talk we will dive into bits and booleans, the foundation of modern computing and the building block of your entire career. We’ll look at truth tables, bit masking, bit twiddling, NAND gates, how to store and manipulate data (like floating point numbers) in binary and finally we'll take a look at the powerful concept of boolean satisfiability & SAT solvers.

Roy van Rijn
OpenValue

Roy van Rijn is director at OpenValue Rotterdam and Java Champion. He worked on numerous projects all over the Netherlands as developer, architect and agile coach. He talks at conferences all around the world, CodeOne (Rockstar), Devoxx BE & UK & PL, GOTO, Joy of Coding, and local JUG events. You can read more at his blog (http://www.royvanrijn.com) or follow him on Twitter (@royvanrijn).