Bret Victor, winner of the Apple Design Award and creator of the Alesis Micron gave us a guest lecture yesterday. He is a pioneer in interactive graphics as well as Electronics, and was an inspirational speaker.
His demonstrations were absolutely fascinating, and his radically different approach to programming is great. Features like viewing the output in real-time, timeshiftin the instances of animation, sliding numerical values and more were revolutionary.
My jaw dropeed multiple times during his presentation, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. He later even gave advice on my Arduino project which was great. All in all, I am grateful to have interacted with a person like him, and I will never forget it.