See the Tries for the Trees

Stop. Put down the keyboard. Have you thought about your data structures Why is that an array? Have you thought about your algorithms? Why are you iterating over every element? Through this talk we will look at the history of algorithms and data structures and how we can evaluate their strengths and weaknesses before we write a single line of code. We shall look at some different programming languages and see how concepts from academic languages have driven some of todays largest scaling websites.