The Code that Isn't There
Data structures have a fundamental impact on the behavior, scalability, and adaptability of systems. The right data structures do much of your work for you, channeling your code's path of least resistance to your goals. The wrong ones can actively undermine your efforts or waste your time plugging holes left by unnecessary generality.
My talk will present some lesser-known data structures and show how aspects such as probability distributions and content-addressable storage can become tools to shape global system behavior.