Is C going the way of the Dodo?

A session at ACCU 2012

Thursday 26th April, 2012

2:00pm to 2:45pm (GMT)

Triggered by my employer's hand-wringing search for C programmers, I was wondering: Where do new C programmers actually come from?

C itself is still very much in use in many areas, yet CS students only seem to be learning higher level languages at university these days. While a competent programmer will be able to pick up pretty much any language in a short time, C does have some peculiarities - like pointers - that no other programming language has and that are a common cause of problems.

So what can we do to ensure a steady supply of experienced C programmers well into the future? Not claiming to have all the answers, I'd also like to invite the audience to help in brainstorming.

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Dirk Haun

I help people express and present their ideas. Presentation Coach. Author of 'Presenting for Geeks' & 'Brainstorming Your Presentation'. Open Source enthusiast.

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ACCU 2012

England England, Oxford

24th28th April 2012

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Time 2:00pm2:45pm GMT

Date Thu 26th April 2012

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  • Präsentieren für Geeks (German Edition)
  • Presenting For Geeks

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