Eric Lefevre-Ardant

Eric has been a software professional since 1998, mostly in the Java world, with a good dash of Agile. He likes coding with other developers who value ease and joy at work. In the past, he has been involved with startups, as well as service companies. He is now in the backend team at leboncoin where he codes in many languages, except Java.




NewCrafts Paris 2019

Plankalkül: a high-level language from the 1940s

  • Lightning talk
  • languages
  • history

At the dawn of the computer age, only Assembly languages could be used to program computers without going through the recabling process. Modern programming languages only appeared in the 1950s.

Still, in the 1940s, a German inventor designed Plankalkül. Its influence has been limited, but its ideas were incredibly advanced for the times.

Together, let's rediscover the first high-level programming language in history.


Room: Kare - Time: 5/16/2019 2:00:00 PM

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NewCrafts 2017

Introduction to Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence

  • Talk
  • Tools

Can machines think? How would we know anyway? What does intelligent means, for a machine ?

Ideas and thought experiments were offered by philosophers to better understand whether we can achieve general artificial intelligence. In this talk, we will explore those ideas, focusing particularly on the Turing Test and the Chinese Room.


Room: Liskov - Time: 5/19/2017 9:45:00 AM

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