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TED Talks That all programmers must see

1. Don't Just Learn To Code, Learn To Create

Justin Richards

Justin Richards is the Founder/CEO of Youth Digital that has taught over 40,000 students how to create with technology. Justin leads a team of 40 passionate people in delivering amazing technology courses for students in over 100 countries. Students as young as age 8 learn how to create everything from apps to mods to fashion collections.

2. The Future We're building

Elon Musk

He is the founder, CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX; angel investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc.; founder of the Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI; and president of the philanthropic Musk Foundation.

3. The mind behind Linux

Linus Torvalds

Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish software engineer who is the creator and, historically, the lead developer of the Linux kernel, used by Linux distributions and other operating systems such as Android. He also created the distributed version control system Git

4. The Poetry of programming

Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator. Her children's book, Hello Ruby, raised a total of $380,000 on Kickstarter. She founded Rails Girls, which has organized workshops in over 230 cities, teaching the basics of programming to more than 10,000 women. Linda worked at Codeacademy, which she left to write stories that teach children about software and programming. She won the 2013 Ruby Hero prize and was named the Digital Champion of Finland by the EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda.

5. What Happens When Our Computers Get Smarter than we are?

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at the University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk, the anthropic principle, human enhancement ethics, whole brain emulation, superintelligence risks, and the reversal test.

6. How algorithms shape our world

Kevin Slavin

KEVIN SLAVIN is Assistant Professor and founder of the Playful Systems group at the MIT Media Lab. Their work is focused on embracing complexity in systems and working to make them delight, not disappear.

7. Programming as a Second Language

Steve McIntosh

Stephen Ian McIntosh is an American author, lawyer, and entrepreneur. He was the founder and former CEO of Now & Zen, Inc., a boutique alarm clock company. He writes on the subject of integral thought.

8. The best Computer Interface? Maybe ... Your Hands

James Patten

James Patten is an American interaction designer, inventor, and visual artist. Patten is a TED fellow and speaker whose studio-initiated research has led to the creation of new technology platforms,...

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