Clive Thompson: Coders and how they are changing the World

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Clive Thompson (credit: Tom Igoe)

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Join Clive Thompson's coding conversation

Facebook’s algorithms shaping the news. Uber’s cars flocking the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of computer code. Coders – software programmers – are the people who built it for us. And yet their worlds and minds are little known to outsiders.

One of the most prominent journalists writing on technology today, Wired columnist Clive Thompson takes us into the minds of coders, the most quietly influential people on the planet, in a journey into the heart of the machine – and the men and women who made it.

In his new book Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World, Thompson presents a brilliantly original anthropological reckoning with the most influential tribe in today’s world and what should give us pause.

Clive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. In addition to Coders, he is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.

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Name: Clive Thompson: Coders and how they are changing the World
Where: Knowledge Centre
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