Never stop learning, or how curiosity and cross pollination drives innovation
by Pauline Vos
Pauline is a freelance software engineer and consultant based in Amsterdam. She’s passionate about good, clean software design and being as efficient (lazy) as possible. You can usually catch her teaching people about Git or doting on her daughter.
Software developers all know: continual learning is part of the job. And that's what so many of us love about it. Innovation is constant, and it's an exciting challenge to keep up with so many new technologies.
But where do all these new concepts, frameworks, and patterns come from?
Let’s take a journey through the history of innovation to explore how different worlds collided to inspire new, radical ideas. Let’s discover how cross-pollination has helped our community grow into what it is now, and can help us think of new ways to solve complex problems. Join us for a session of inspirational stories that illustrate how cross-pollination has helped form some of history’s most profound innovations, and will hopefully inspire you to conjure up your own radical new ideas.