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reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
I'm leaving for SDWest tomorrow, so won't be active here for a few days. For
those that also will be at SDWest, see you there! -Walter
Mar 13 2004
next sibling parent reply John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 14:31:47 -0800, Walter wrote:

 I'm leaving for SDWest tomorrow, so won't be active here for a few days. For
 those that also will be at SDWest, see you there! -Walter

Wow the crowd, Walter! I wish I could be there. Is there going to be a audio or video recording of your presentation?
Mar 13 2004
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"John Reimer" <jjreimer telus.net> wrote in message
news:pan.2004.03.13.22.43.54.486530 telus.net...
 On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 14:31:47 -0800, Walter wrote:

 I'm leaving for SDWest tomorrow, so won't be active here for a few days.


 those that also will be at SDWest, see you there! -Walter

Wow the crowd, Walter! I wish I could be there. Is there going to be a audio or video recording of your presentation?

I doubt it, I didn't see anything about that in the stuff SDWest sent me.
Mar 13 2004
parent C <dont respond.com> writes:
That stinks :S.  Id definetly like to see it also.

C
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 15:36:47 -0800, Walter <walter digitalmars.com> wrot=
e:

 "John Reimer" <jjreimer telus.net> wrote in message
 news:pan.2004.03.13.22.43.54.486530 telus.net...
 On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 14:31:47 -0800, Walter wrote:

 I'm leaving for SDWest tomorrow, so won't be active here for a few =



 days.

 those that also will be at SDWest, see you there! -Walter

Wow the crowd, Walter! I wish I could be there. Is there going to be a audio or video recording of your presentation?=


 I doubt it, I didn't see anything about that in the stuff SDWest sent =


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Mar 14 2004
prev sibling parent reply Mark T <Mark_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c3024p$uqk$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...
I'm leaving for SDWest tomorrow, so won't be active here for a few days. For
those that also will be at SDWest, see you there! -Walter

good luck - maybe someone attending could give this forum a summary.
Mar 14 2004
next sibling parent reply Brad Anderson <brad sankaty.dot.com> writes:
Mark T wrote:
 
 maybe someone attending could give this forum a summary.
 

Will do...
Mar 14 2004
next sibling parent John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
On Sun, 14 Mar 2004 19:13:50 -0600, Brad Anderson wrote:

 Mark T wrote:
 
 maybe someone attending could give this forum a summary.
 

Will do...

Arghhh!! Sorry just venting some jealousy ;-).
Mar 14 2004
prev sibling parent Andrew <Andrew_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c32vv6$2los$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...
Mark T wrote:
 
 maybe someone attending could give this forum a summary.
 

Will do...

Suggest that this be done in the form of a Slashdot posting.
Mar 16 2004
prev sibling parent reply Brad Anderson <brad sankaty.dot.com> writes:
Mark T wrote:

 
 good luck - maybe someone attending could give this forum a summary.
 

Walter's presentation at SDWest went quite well. It was in one of the upstairs rooms, smaller than the ballroom salons. Walter knew there was a lot of content, so he started early, and that was fine with the already full room. As more people came into the room, it was standing-room-only, even after more chairs were brought in. Evidently, Walter doesn't care for Powerpoint because he went old-school on us. Hand-written transparencies - this guy is a throw-back... I felt like the first half-hour consisted of the people who were in attendance to throw stones at YAPL. Once Walter sufficiently mowed them down with reason, facts, examples, and experience, the other hour went very smoothly. He was constantly peppered with questions by Bruce Eckel, Chuck Allison, and a few others. Almost all answers were met with Walter's reasons for doing things as well as the results of spirited discussions in this NG for the past few years. A few questions represented some of the current issues being kicked around in the NG and that they were pending. Some of the slides, upon being posted on the screen, drew out-loud "a-ha" and "of course" and "it's so simple" comments. Not mumbled, but out loud for the entire room. Those not commenting out loud were consistently nodding their heads in approval. It was an advanced C++ crowd mostly, and I would say that they were completely wowed by Walter's efforts with D. There wasn't enough time for all of the slides, but a good 15-20 people stayed around afterwards to see them, delaying a free lunch. I thought it was a tremendous success in a crowd of harsh critics that were won over. I don't know if there were enough people there to have traffic spike on the NG/WWW, but some influential programmers left with a very good impression of D. BA
Mar 18 2004
next sibling parent J Anderson <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:

 Mark T wrote:

 good luck - maybe someone attending could give this forum a summary.

Walter's presentation at SDWest went quite well. It was in one of the upstairs rooms, smaller than the ballroom salons. Walter knew there was a lot of content, so he started early, and that was fine with the already full room. As more people came into the room, it was standing-room-only, even after more chairs were brought in. Evidently, Walter doesn't care for Powerpoint because he went old-school on us. Hand-written transparencies - this guy is a throw-back... I felt like the first half-hour consisted of the people who were in attendance to throw stones at YAPL. Once Walter sufficiently mowed them down with reason, facts, examples, and experience, the other hour went very smoothly. He was constantly peppered with questions by Bruce Eckel, Chuck Allison, and a few others. Almost all answers were met with Walter's reasons for doing things as well as the results of spirited discussions in this NG for the past few years. A few questions represented some of the current issues being kicked around in the NG and that they were pending. Some of the slides, upon being posted on the screen, drew out-loud "a-ha" and "of course" and "it's so simple" comments. Not mumbled, but out loud for the entire room. Those not commenting out loud were consistently nodding their heads in approval. It was an advanced C++ crowd mostly, and I would say that they were completely wowed by Walter's efforts with D. There wasn't enough time for all of the slides, but a good 15-20 people stayed around afterwards to see them, delaying a free lunch. I thought it was a tremendous success in a crowd of harsh critics that were won over. I don't know if there were enough people there to have traffic spike on the NG/WWW, but some influential programmers left with a very good impression of D. BA

I'm sure everyone will agree, thanks for posting. I really appreciate your third person view! This should be a keeper along with Walters one of course.
Mar 18 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
All I can say is, you lucky bastard!(for being present)

Phill.


"Brad Anderson" <brad sankaty.dot.com> wrote in message
news:c3d91s$21or$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Mark T wrote:

 good luck - maybe someone attending could give this forum a summary.

Walter's presentation at SDWest went quite well. It was in one of the

 rooms, smaller than the ballroom salons.  Walter knew there was a lot of
 content, so he started early, and that was fine with the already full

 more people came into the room, it was standing-room-only, even after more
 chairs were brought in.

 Evidently, Walter doesn't care for Powerpoint because he went old-school

   Hand-written transparencies - this guy is a throw-back...

 I felt like the first half-hour consisted of the people who were in

 to throw stones at YAPL.  Once Walter sufficiently mowed them down with

 facts, examples, and experience, the other hour went very smoothly.

 He was constantly peppered with questions by Bruce Eckel, Chuck Allison,

 few others.  Almost all answers were met with Walter's reasons for doing

 as well as the results of spirited discussions in this NG for the past few
 years.  A few questions represented some of the current issues being

 around in the NG and that they were pending.

 Some of the slides, upon being posted on the screen, drew out-loud "a-ha"

 "of course" and "it's so simple" comments.  Not mumbled, but out loud for

 entire room.  Those not commenting out loud were consistently nodding

 heads in approval.  It was an advanced C++ crowd mostly, and I would say

 they were completely wowed by Walter's efforts with D.

 There wasn't enough time for all of the slides, but a good 15-20 people

 around afterwards to see them, delaying a free lunch.

 I thought it was a tremendous success in a crowd of harsh critics that

 over.  I don't know if there were enough people there to have traffic

 the NG/WWW, but some influential programmers left with a very good

 BA

Mar 18 2004
prev sibling parent John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
This was a particularly well-written review (as was Walters, but we get it
from the crowd's perspective in this one).

Thanks Brad,

John
Mar 20 2004