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Wednesday, September 27 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Learning C++ Isn't Difficult -- Teaching C++ Is The Trick

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Learning to correctly use C++ is not difficult: teaching proper C++ usage is the complex bit. Given the correct resources, anyone can learn C++ -- at any stage -- with ease. We need to make sure that we're providing these resources.

C++ is also rapidly evolving: we've got C++17 around the corner, lots of Technical Specifications, and some excellent third-party libraries. How can we fit all of this into a three or six month course, especially when new papers and libraries are coming out all the time?

This talk doesn't have solutions to all of the problems (there are too many for one hour!), but it does offer insight into how to address them, and leaves ample time for discussion so that other teachers can share what has worked for them. We'll address resourcing, problem sets, compilers, assignments, libraries, and when to teach recently-standardised language features.

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Christopher Di Bella

Staff Software Enigneer, ComputeCpp Runtime, Codeplay Software
Christopher Di Bella is a software engineer for Codeplay’s runtime technology in Edinburgh, UK, and is also an avid C++ programmer. He previously worked as a software developer for Nasdaq, and as a university tutor/assistant instructor for the University of New South Wales’ A... Read More →

Wednesday September 27, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Manchester (407) Meydenbauer Center