The Stories We Tell Our Children

This talk was given as a keynote at RailsConf 2019. Here’s the video:

And the slides:

Talk Description:

Every society has its own stories, which draw on the specific characteristics of that group of people and speak to their emotional underpinnings. We might not even notice it in our own surroundings, but it becomes quite apparent when studying the literature of other cultures.

In that vein, we’ll examine several Israeli children’s classics, seeing how they reflect the unique history and culture of the country. Reflecting upon that example, we’ll think about what aspects of the Ruby community are reflected in the stories we tell the next generation, and which missing stories need to be told.