DDD Europe 2022 - Program

How to Cultivate a Language


Alvaro Videla

Alvaro Videla

Having a common language is just the first step to start sharing domain knowledge in a project. But what do we do afterwards? How do we take care of this language and help it grow so it becomes the common ground on which people talk and collaborate about the project?

In this talk we will draw from Linguistics, Semiotics,Literary Theory, and related fields to understand not only the building blocks that make up a language, but also how we humans use them to communicate and interpret shared knowledge.

We will present ideas like codes, encyclopedias, possible worlds, and semantic competence, among others, so you can better understand how a language is built and shared by a community of speakers.

About Alvaro Videla

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A former RabbitMQ core-dev, before moving to Europe he used to work in Shanghai where he helped build one of Germany biggest dating websites. He co-authored the book "RabbitMQ in Action" for Manning Publishing. Apart from code related activities he likes traveling with his wife, listening/playing music, and reading books.