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Tuesday, September 26 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm
C++ in Academia

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Should computer science and software engineering majors learn C++ at the university? Should it be taught as a first language? Where else does it belong in the curriculum? How does one teach best practices to undergraduates? What should graduates know about C++ by the time they leave school?

Come join experienced professors Chuck Allison, Andrew Lumsdaine, Patrice Roy, and Bjarne Stroustrup as they share their insights and perspectives on teaching C++ in academia. They will discuss the forces that shape what is appropriate for teaching C++ at the university level, what the challenges are, and what has worked for them over the years. Come prepared with questions and answers for this Open Content session.

See you Tuesday night!

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Chuck Allison

Professor, Utah Valley University
Chuck Allison is professor and chair of Computer Science at Utah Valley University. Before that he spent 20 years as a software engineer at various large corporations in the western U.S. He was an active contributor to the C++98 standard, having designed and provided the reference... Read More →

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Andrew Lumsdaine

Chief Scientist, Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing
C++ and High Performance Computing
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Patrice Roy

Professor, Université de Sherbrooke
Patrice Roy has been playing with C++, either professionally, for pleasure or (most of the time) both for over 30 years. After a few years doing R&D and working on military flight simulators, he moved on to academics and has been teaching computer science since 1998. Since 2005, he’s... Read More →
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Bjarne Stroustrup

technical fellow, morgan stanley
C++: history, design, use, standardization, future; performance, reliability; software developer education;distributed systemsBio: www.stroustrup.com/bio.html

Tuesday September 26, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
ENIAC (404) Meydenbauer Center