Presentation: Tweet"Think? Compute! See!! - End User Programming for Thinkers"
In this talk we discuss our experience trying to make state of the art software technologies including functional programming, collaborative computing and visualization consumable by demanding customers we call Thinkers. The emerging discipline of Computational Science brings Thinkers and Software Experts together to create environments for Thinkers.
Thinkers are well educated domain and problem focused computationally literate end users. On a day by day basis thinkers live in BigData to collaboratively solve their business and technical challenges. Thinkers need a capability to Think-Compute-See and to actively participate in problem solutions. They reject being passive misunderstood requirements-changing Agile customers; have no use for end user tools for dummies; and question the cost and complexity of accepted software engineering approaches. Lacking better alternatives they often resort to hodgepodge collections of scripts and arcane tools.