Florian Gilcher wants to give this talk

Unicode, a 💌

Unicode is the main way to represent text as data nowadays. Nothing can be easier then text, am I right? Or not?

Unicode is one of the things that can make you laugh and cry at the same time: it tries to put a (rather) unified system on top of one of the oldest cultural techniques we have: writing. I'd like to discuss Unicode in it's context: why it came to be, how it works and what it's advantages and flaws are.

(Hopefully) Beginner friendly for everyone that doesn't shy away from very simple discussion of data layout.