Thursday 26th April, 2012
2:00pm to 2:45pm
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.
Open Source enthusiast with an interest in presenting, learning, and continuous improvement. Author of 'Presenting for Geeks'.
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