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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 Engineer, Codeplay Software
Christopher Di Bella is a Staff Software Engineer for Codeplay’s ComputeCpp Runtime Technology. He is a strong proponent for generic programming in C++ and C++ education. Chris was previously a software developer for Nasdaq, and a tutor for UNSW Australia’s COMP6771 Advanced C... Read More →

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