(Guitar) strings attached: from UTF-8 to EADGBE

Room 1
10:20 - 11:20

Talk (60 min)

EADGBE, in case you wondered, is the standard tuning for guitar strings. There are many things that pulled me into building guitars about a decade ago. And the more guitars I build, the more I realize that the reasons I like building guitars are pretty similar to what I enjoy about developing software.
Soft Skills

Have you ever wondered what goes into building a custom electric guitar? What physics and electronics are involved? And what makes a guitar great? And what myths still float around in the guitar world? I’ll tell you all about it in this talk.

Prepare for a session with plenty of geeky topics, physics, woodworking and analogies between the worlds of luthiery and software craftsmanship.

Hannes Lowette

Hannes is a developer, a coach and a father of 3.

In .NET development, he has always had a passion for performance, databases, distributed systems and large scale applications. But most of all, he likes playing devil’s advocate in technical discussions by drawing the ‘it depends’ card.

As a coach, he is enthousiastic about knowledge sharing, personal growth and building careers. All this while keeping in mind that the pace needs to be sustainable.

In his free time, when he’s not building LEGO® castles with his kids, he likes to spend time building guitars, playing chess or poker, tasting whisky and doing all round geeky stuff.

You can occasionally find him on an afterparty stage at PubConf or with Dylan Beattie & the Linebreakers.