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[vox] [fwd] ACCU: Wednesday, August 11 - Andrei Alexandrescu,"Three cool things about D"

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Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:22:11 -0700
From: Ali Cehreli
Subject: ACCU: Wednesday, August 11 - Andrei Alexandrescu, "Three cool things about D"

When:       Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Topic:      Three cool things about D
Speaker:    Andrei Alexandrescu
Time:       6:30pm doors open
            7:00pm meeting begins
Where:      Symantec
            VCAFE building
            350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
            Mountain View, CA 94043
Map:        http://tinyurl.com/334rv5
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard
            between Symantec buildings
Cost:       Free
More Info:  <http://www.accu-usa.org>

The D programming language is sometimes traditional and sometimes
innovative, but mostly it's all around a cool language to code in.
This talk substantiates that claim by focusing on three hot topics:
program correctness, generic programming, and concurrency. No prior
knowledge of  D is necessary - you'll even see "hello, world", just
with an unexpected twist.

Andrei Alexandrescu coined the colloquial term "modern C++", used
today to describe a collection of important C++ styles and idioms. His
eponymous book on the topic, Modern C++ Design (Addison-Wesley, 2001),
revolutionized C++ programming and produced a lasting influence not
only on subsequent work on C++, but also on other languages and
systems. Andrei's work has garnered appreciation in both industrial
and academic circles through his work on C++ and on Machine Learning
applied to natural language. Since 2006, Andrei has been
second-in-command to Walter Bright, the D programming language
inventor and initial implementer. Andrei co-designed many important
features of D and authored a large part of D's standard library, as
well as the recent book "The D Programming Language". Andrei holds a
PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a BS in
Electrical Engineering from University "Politehnica" Bucharest. He
works as a Research Scientist for Facebook.

Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.

---- Upcoming ACCU talks -----

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Peter Thoeny
"Structured Wikis at Work - Enterprise 2.0 in Action"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Matt Austern
"Pregel: a system for large-scale graph processing"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Hugh Williams
"A Tour of a Modern Search Engine"


The ACCU meets monthly. Meetings are always open to the public and are
free of charge. To suggest topics and speakers please email Walter
Vannini via walterv@gbbservices.com

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