Here’s a video of my talk at Oredev 2017, on people who make computers go crazy.

I talked about what happens to people whose last name makes them invisible to software, how the world’s longest name broke a supercomputer, and why it’s so hard to detect false names online. The talk is filled with stories about problems caused by wrong assumptions in computer systems, when they face the hard, unforgiving punch of reality, based on my recent book Humans vs Computers