Talks

Tetris: In Real Lego

If you're like many of us, when you think of Tetris, your pulse quickens, your thumbs throb, and you remember telling your parents "just one more level!" How much different would life be if you said "you're interrupting my research into best-fit algorithms!"? Fortunately, some of us did and continued our work into the real world via Lego. In this talk, we will explore the relationship between Lego, Tetris and Dominoes. We will play a little tetris, analyze squares & polyominoes and use a little code to see how to build a 3000+ brick Lego mosaic.

  • Michael is a developer evangelist at Twilio, helping people embrace cloud communications. He loves anything that can be programmed, especially things that can be connected into Lego. Prior to Twilio, Michael was consulting in the City of London - mostly building other peoples' websites. He was once involved in Telecoms R&D, and has a guilt-inducing software patent around the Linux IP Stack. He is forever looking for good causes to contribute code to, and always looking to iterate and make stuff better!