Joa Ebert

Joa Ebert


Joa Ebert is a non-blocking lock-free greedy coloring humanoid, specializing in technology hacks of the metaverse.

Started programming at the age of 8 and a FutureSplash developer since 96, Joa continuously honed his skills in founding and failing startups. Since he spent more than 71.4% of his lifetime as a coder he came to the conclusion that technology and writing code is a mess but is stuck in an infinite recursion until the universe stack overflows.

With an interest in the deep understanding of things, he (tries to) works on virtual machines and programming languages in his spare time. Sometimes he is pursuing the mastery of puff pastry.

Joa co-founded defrac in 2013 and has been working 169 hours a week ever since.


Maybe All This Time I Was Wrong

I always believed that workarounds are solutions. I feel like I've spent a good amount of time dodging software issues. Why doesn't stuff just work? Why do we always believe our own code is great while judging other's work in WTFs per minute?

We need to think differently about the technology we create. We need to stay motivated and make the right choices in an ocean of possibilities. Delivering great experiences is a struggle, whether you are working in a three Michelin starred restaurant or in the software industry.

This talk will feature war stories, anecdotes, apologies and cooking metaphors. It will focus on developing software, design and how to stay motivated when there are no easy answers.


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