When: Wednesday 10th April 2013, doors open 6:00pm, meeting starts 6:30pm
Where: UWE (University of the West of England), Frenchay, Bristol (see FAQ for directions and a map) - Room 2q49
What: A double bill: "Use All of Visual Studio to Become a Better Developer" and "C++ in 2013 – Why on earth?"
Who: Kate Gregory, Regional Director, MVP, author, C++ authority, fabulous speaker and the only person ever to get a 100% perfect score at TechEd Europe.
Why: Because this is a rare treat. Kate only rarely visits the UK and this time she is visiting Bristol. We couldn't miss the opportunity to persuade her to speak on two of her favourite subjects. Want to hear from a world authority on what C++ means to C# developers ? Come listen to Kate.
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Abstract 1 - "Use All of Visual Studio to Become a Better Developer":
Most developers know how to use Visual Studio to do the basics of being a developer. You can create a solution, add projects to it, edit code, and run it. Easy, right? In this session, I will show you how to be a better developer by using parts of Visual Studio you might not know about. Save hours of debugging time, move around your code more smoothly and don't lose your place, see what you want to see, and find what you need to find. Demos will be in C# with Visual Studio 2012.
Abstract 2 - "C++ in 2013 – Why on earth?":
There are so many languages a developer could use today. Yet some developers still use C++. Some developers are learning C++ when they already know C# and other younger languages. This session will show you why that is happening, and why you might want to learn the new C++ yourself. It's nothing like the C++ you remember, and it can be a very useful language for you to know.
Kate Gregory has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler.
She writes, mentors, codes, and leads projects, in both .NET and Visual C++, especially for Windows 7 and 8. Kate is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Visual C++ MVP, has written over a dozen books (the most recent on C++ AMP for Microsoft Press) and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world. Kate develops courses on C++, Visual Studio, and Windows programming for Pluralsight, founded the East of Toronto .NET Users group, and is a member of adjunct faculty at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.