Quick—What Time Is It?!

A presentation at DevOpsDays Portugal in in Lisbon, Portugal by Daniel "phrawzty" Maher

Quick—What Time Is It!?

Quick—What Time Is It!?

Time

Time

Chronos & Kairos

Chronos & Kairos

Distension

Distension

Maths

Maths

Noumena & Phenomena

Noumena & Phenomena

Space & Time?

Space & Time?

Space-Time

Space-Time

🤯

🤯

Forget definitions

Forget definitions

Clocks

Clocks

Calendars

Calendars

Time zones

Time zones

Datetime libraries

Datetime libraries

Do not write your own datetime library

Do not write your own datetime library

"I wonder if this is by design or by accident."

"I wonder if this is by design or by accident."

Do not assume that the network is reliable

Do not assume that the network is reliable

Electricity: Like the Internet but worse

Electricity: Like the Internet but worse

Distortions? In my spacetime field?

Distortions? In my spacetime field?

Time

Time

What is time? Is it fixed or fluid; physical or philosophical; quantifiable, or completely questionable? These deep questions may never be answered, but one thing is clear: the measuring, recording, and interpretation of time is a fundamentally important mission for humanity. In the modern age of computing, the accurate reckoning of time across cities, countries, and even planets is performed by a fantastic patchwork of actors - from governments and corporations, to academicians and hackers of all colours.

In this ignite presentation, we’ll explore some of the different ways time is measured, look into the real-world ramifications of time reckoning on the Internet today, and even have some fun with time zones, broken datetime libraries, corrupt nation-states, and a bunch of charts, graphs, and maps.

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