Developer Talks: How the Command Line Can Empower You (Webinar)

On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, Eric Fung, Senior Data Scientist presented "How the Command Line Can Empower You." 

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Developer Talks: How the Command Line Can Empower You - November 27, 2018. 1-2pm EST

As a developer, you probably use a modern IDE that lets you write, debug, test, and deploy your code quickly and easily. However, your job often includes activities performed outside your IDE, such as working with APIs, creating screenshots, or massaging data. Eric wants to show you how the command-line can simplify, improve, or even automate some of these tasks.

Eric provides an overview of utilities that gives you more ways to get your work done and get it done faster. Using real-world examples, you'll learn how to type less in the terminal, search your files with ease, manipulate images and JSON files, write code automatically, and more. All without needing to point, click, or swipe!

If you are curious about command-line tools or want to learn more about their impressive capabilities, this talk is for you. This presentation focuses on software available for macOS computers, but Linux and Windows users can benefit, as many of the tools mentioned are cross-platform.

This presentation is a 45-minute talk with 15 minutes dedicated to Q&A.

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About Eric Fung

Since 2010, Eric has worked on many mobile apps and games and spent five years at Shopify as an Android developer before recently transitioning to a data scientist role. At the beginning of his career, he spent a lot of time in Linux and the command-line. Eric caught the public speaking bug a few years ago and is an organizer of GDG Toronto Android. In addition to coding, he enjoys making and eating elaborate desserts.