Mozart Could've Been an Engineer - Music + Code

Mozart Could've Been an Engineer - Music + Code

Would you hire an opera singer to build your website? A pianist to build your mobile app? After this talk, you might not think it’s a crazy idea.

As I transitioned from professional opera singer to software engineer, I was blown away by the many parallels between music and code. During this talk, you’ll learn about these parallels by examining the similarities in syntax, structure, and learning process. We’ll compare “Mary Had a Little Lamb” to a “Hello, World” app, and we’ll see how Bach might have coded a React Todo app.

Through these examples, we’ll see how musical training strengthens pattern recognition, problem solving and collaboration, helping us become better software engineers.

Warning: parts of this talk may be sung. Yes, you may bring your own instruments.


Catherine Meyers

March 01, 2017