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.
I help people express and present their ideas. Open Source enthusiast. Author of 'Presenting for Geeks'.
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