Keynote: Fear, Uncertainty, and Dopamine

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 9:00 – 9:45am in Sanctuary


Beer, cookies, psychopathy, happiness, regret—these are all things the world's greatest scientists have studied in detail. Learn how humans work, and how to get the most out of interacting with them.


Brains. They can be manipulted with the lightest of touches. Learn how to use psychology to bring others to open source, make them happy, and bind their soul.


Speaking experience

Closing keynote, OSCON 2008,2010–2012
OS Bridge, last few years
Morning keynote, SAGE-AU, most of last decade.
Keynote, 2012
Speaker, every OSDC (Australia).
Speaker,, various years.
Speaker, OS Bridge, last few years.
Speaker, OSCON, last few years.
Speaker, numerous user groups.

Here's me talking at OSCON last year:


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    Paul Fenwick

    Perl Training Australia


    Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics. Paul is the author of Perl’s autodie pragma.

    In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, dressing like a pirate, and lexically scoped user pragmata.