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reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf submissions 
and early registrations.

http://dconf.org

It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals we got 
are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, which is a bit of a 
letdown.

Keep in mind: DConf is literally created in every sense of the word by 
people in this forum. We're counting on our prominent participants to 
submit talk/panel proposals. If you're in doubt about your prominence, 
it's probably bigger than you think! Yes I'm talking about you! We also 
hope that most regulars on this forum will be able to attend. This is 
_the_ event to be at if you have an interest in D.

Last but not least, 31 January is not the time to deliver your _entire_ 
material. All we need is the _idea_ and the _abstract_. You'll have 
months to finish your talk after the acceptance process.

http://dconf.org


Andrei
Jan 27 2014
next sibling parent reply "Mengu" <mengukagan gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions and early registrations.

 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals 
 we got are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, 
 which is a bit of a letdown.

 Keep in mind: DConf is literally created in every sense of the 
 word by people in this forum. We're counting on our prominent 
 participants to submit talk/panel proposals. If you're in doubt 
 about your prominence, it's probably bigger than you think! Yes 
 I'm talking about you! We also hope that most regulars on this 
 forum will be able to attend. This is _the_ event to be at if 
 you have an interest in D.

 Last but not least, 31 January is not the time to deliver your 
 _entire_ material. All we need is the _idea_ and the 
 _abstract_. You'll have months to finish your talk after the 
 acceptance process.

 http://dconf.org


 Andrei

Just in case if anyone wants to speak but lacking ideas, here are some for you: - You can talk about web development with D. - You can talk about what are bindings and how to write C/C++ bindings with D. - You can talk about functional programming with D. (A clojure/haskell vs. D might help) - You can talk about D vs. Rust vs. Go. - You can talk about templates and ranges.
Jan 28 2014
parent reply =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 01/28/2014 12:32 AM, Mengu wrote:

 Just in case if anyone wants to speak but lacking ideas, here are some
 for you:

 - You can talk about web development with D.
 - You can talk about what are bindings and how to write C/C++ bindings
 with D.
 - You can talk about functional programming with D. (A clojure/haskell
 vs. D might help)
 - You can talk about D vs. Rust vs. Go.
 - You can talk about templates and ranges.

Mengü, these are great ideas. I wonder what topic you are saving for yourself. ;) Ali
Jan 29 2014
parent =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 01/29/2014 11:30 PM, Mengu wrote:

 On Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 18:06:48 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:

 Mengü, these are great ideas. I wonder what topic you are saving for
 yourself. ;)


[...]
 i will talk about 'introduction to d for python, ruby
 programmers' in front of you, andrei, walter and many others who are
 (me^99). :-)

But nobody else will present such a talk unless *you* propose, get accepted, get paid for your expenses, and actually present at the conference! :) I can't speak for Facebook but let me remind everyone that Facebook is a company that is known to be hiring aggressively. There were recruiters at DConf 2013, meeting with some of the speakers. Just saying... ;) Ali P.S. I should be writing a talk proposal instead of this post.
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Rikki Cattermole" <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 08:32:19 UTC, Mengu wrote:
 Just in case if anyone wants to speak but lacking ideas, here 
 are some for you:

 - You can talk about web development with D.
 - You can talk about what are bindings and how to write C/C++ 
 bindings with D.
 - You can talk about functional programming with D. (A 
 clojure/haskell vs. D might help)
 - You can talk about D vs. Rust vs. Go.
 - You can talk about templates and ranges.

Because I'm unavailable to go (and would love to). I would really appreciate somebody working on a talk for web services. If I was able to go here is some points I would have done: * What are other frameworks doing? * Can we replicate these things in D? * Iteration times, how can this be improved. I have worked out how to do it for Cmsed. Which may give somebody ideas. However it requires shared libraries and modifications to dub. Basically a template depends on a route and model, a route depends on a model. So if a template changes it can independently of a route/model. But if a route changes all three must recompile. Same deal for a model. And this would occur at runtime. Have a manager for the models and templates that allow for it to compile and have it logged (in shared library). The dub changes basically conclude, copy all string import paths to target directory, given a sub directory. Have all import files for all dependencies provided in the target directory given a sub directory. And a couple directory option like copyFiles.
Jan 28 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Dicebot" <public dicebot.lv> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 10:24:39 UTC, Rikki Cattermole 
wrote:
 Because I'm unavailable to go (and would love to). I would 
 really appreciate somebody working on a talk for web services.

Vladimir Panteleev was going to submit a talk on vibe.d topic, I hope he has actually done that :P
Jan 28 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Dicebot" <public dicebot.lv> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 10:30:53 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
 On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 10:24:39 UTC, Rikki Cattermole 
 wrote:
 Because I'm unavailable to go (and would love to). I would 
 really appreciate somebody working on a talk for web services.

Vladimir Panteleev was going to submit a talk on vibe.d topic, I hope he has actually done that :P

By the way one thing we have been briefly talking about with Vladimir is that for next DConf it probably makes sense to initiate an early public discussion for projects and topics with no clear ownership so that one can clear see what areas are likely to be covered and what may need extra submissions.
Jan 28 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Rikki Cattermole" <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 10:34:01 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
 By the way one thing we have been briefly talking about with 
 Vladimir is that for next DConf it probably makes sense to 
 initiate an early public discussion for projects and topics 
 with no clear ownership so that one can clear see what areas 
 are likely to be covered and what may need extra submissions.

Ah yes, that would definitely be a good idea. The whole stack of web services eco system is quite large after all. I've personally been working on the general purpose web service frameworks including ORM side of things. Not really the lower level web server type stuff.
Jan 28 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "John Colvin" <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions and early registrations.

 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals 
 we got are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, 
 which is a bit of a letdown.

I think the high quality of the talks last time may have scared people off a little, thinking they aren't good enough!
Jan 29 2014
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 1/30/2014 12:57 AM, Manu wrote:
 And I definitely feel more intimidated now thinking about it (and watching the
 replay) than last time ;)

Come on, Manu, listen to ed and do a submission!
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Brad Anderson" <eco gnuk.net> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions and early registrations.

 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals 
 we got are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, 
 which is a bit of a letdown.

 Keep in mind: DConf is literally created in every sense of the 
 word by people in this forum. We're counting on our prominent 
 participants to submit talk/panel proposals. If you're in doubt 
 about your prominence, it's probably bigger than you think! Yes 
 I'm talking about you! We also hope that most regulars on this 
 forum will be able to attend. This is _the_ event to be at if 
 you have an interest in D.

 Last but not least, 31 January is not the time to deliver your 
 _entire_ material. All we need is the _idea_ and the 
 _abstract_. You'll have months to finish your talk after the 
 acceptance process.

 http://dconf.org


 Andrei

Ticket acquired. The main page says the early bird deadline is "To Be Determined", by the way.
Jan 29 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Brad Anderson" <eco gnuk.net> writes:
On Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 01:14:59 UTC, Brad Anderson wrote:
 Ticket acquired.

 The main page says the early bird deadline is "To Be 
 Determined", by the way.

Forgot I can just do a pull request to fix it: https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/dconf.org/pull/14
Jan 29 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
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On 30 January 2014 04:47, John Colvin <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com>wrote:

 On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
 wrote:

 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf submissions
 and early registrations.


 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals we got are
 solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, which is a bit of a
 letdown.

I think the high quality of the talks last time may have scared people off a little, thinking they aren't good enough!

I'll say, and I spoke last year! :P --001a11c3be5ea3f08404f12857f2 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 <div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_extra"><div class="gmail_quote">On 30 January 2014 04:47, John Colvin <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:john.loughran.colvin gmail.com" target="_blank">john.loughran.colvin gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br> <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div class="im">On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu<br> wrote:<br> </div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"> Don&#39;t forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf submissions and early registrations.<div class="im"><br> <br> <a href="http://dconf.org" target="_blank">http://dconf.org</a><br> <br> It&#39;s safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals we got are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, which is a bit of a letdown.<br> </div></blockquote> <br> I think the high quality of the talks last time may have scared<br> people off a little, thinking they aren&#39;t good enough!<br> </blockquote></div><br></div><div class="gmail_extra">I&#39;ll say, and I spoke last year! :P</div></div> --001a11c3be5ea3f08404f12857f2--
Jan 29 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Mengu" <mengukagan gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 18:06:48 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
 On 01/28/2014 12:32 AM, Mengu wrote:

 Just in case if anyone wants to speak but lacking ideas, here

 for you:

 - You can talk about web development with D.
 - You can talk about what are bindings and how to write C/C++

 with D.
 - You can talk about functional programming with D. (A

 vs. D might help)
 - You can talk about D vs. Rust vs. Go.
 - You can talk about templates and ranges.

Mengü, these are great ideas. I wonder what topic you are saving for yourself. ;) Ali

http://i.imgur.com/tpcI9zv.jpg :) yes, master. i will talk about 'introduction to d for python, ruby programmers' in front of you, andrei, walter and many others who are (me^99). :-)
Jan 29 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On 30 January 2014 04:17, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:
 On 30 January 2014 04:47, John Colvin <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com>
 wrote:
 On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
 wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf submissions
 and early registrations.


 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals we got are
 solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, which is a bit of a
 letdown.

I think the high quality of the talks last time may have scared people off a little, thinking they aren't good enough!

I'll say, and I spoke last year! :P

Twice!
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
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On 30 January 2014 19:07, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> wrote:

 On 30 January 2014 04:17, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:
 On 30 January 2014 04:47, John Colvin <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com>
 wrote:
 On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
 wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf submissions
 and early registrations.


 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals we got



 solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, which is a bit of a
 letdown.

I think the high quality of the talks last time may have scared people off a little, thinking they aren't good enough!

I'll say, and I spoke last year! :P

Twice!

:P And I definitely feel more intimidated now thinking about it (and watching the replay) than last time ;) --001a11c2531c2700db04f12c3e9e Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 <div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_extra"><div class="gmail_quote">On 30 January 2014 19:07, Iain Buclaw <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:ibuclaw gdcproject.org" target="_blank">ibuclaw gdcproject.org</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br> <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div class="HOEnZb"><div class="h5">On 30 January 2014 04:17, Manu &lt;<a href="mailto:turkeyman gmail.com">turkeym n gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br> &gt; On 30 January 2014 04:47, John Colvin &lt;<a href="mailto:john.loughran.colvin gmail.com">john.loughran.colvin gmail.com</a>&gt;<br> &gt; wrote:<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt; On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu<br> &gt;&gt; wrote:<br> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;&gt; Don&#39;t forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf submissions<br> &gt;&gt;&gt; and early registrations.<br> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="http://dconf.org" target="_blank">http://dconf.org</a><br> &gt;&gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;&gt; It&#39;s safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals we got are<br> &gt;&gt;&gt; solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, which is a bit of a<br> &gt;&gt;&gt; letdown.<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt; I think the high quality of the talks last time may have scared<br> &gt;&gt; people off a little, thinking they aren&#39;t good enough!<br> &gt;<br> &gt;<br> &gt; I&#39;ll say, and I spoke last year! :P<br> <br> </div></div>Twice!<br> </blockquote></div><br></div><div class="gmail_extra">:P</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br></div><div class="gmail_extra">And I definitely feel more intimidated now thinking about it (and watching the replay) than last time ;)</div> </div> --001a11c2531c2700db04f12c3e9e--
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "ed" <growlercab gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 08:57:24 UTC, Manu wrote:
 On 30 January 2014 19:07, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> 
 wrote:

 On 30 January 2014 04:17, Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> wrote:
 On 30 January 2014 04:47, John Colvin 
 <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com>
 wrote:
 On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei 
 Alexandrescu
 wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions
 and early registrations.


 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the 
 proposals we got



 solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, which is 
 a bit of a
 letdown.

I think the high quality of the talks last time may have scared people off a little, thinking they aren't good enough!

I'll say, and I spoke last year! :P

Twice!

:P And I definitely feel more intimidated now thinking about it (and watching the replay) than last time ;)

No way, you're two talks and all the others last year were great! IMO they were easily on par with the C++ Going Native, C++ Beyond talks I've seen. Many of those are given by devs who present *a lot*. I'd be really interested to hear a talk on optimising D code, especially one which dives down in the ASM. You'd be able to do that no worries...although I understand presenting is a lot of work. Or real-time gfx for games and how you'd approach it in D. I'd also really like to hear a bit more about the compiler design, both back and front end but mainly back end. Going native last year had some really interesting talks by the VC compiler devs on the VC++ compiler back end and some of the optimisation tricks. It's been said before but every day stuff for you guys isn't for others. I work in embedded code all day so hearing about code optimisation techniques, idiomatic D code and D compiler and language design is fantastic. I cannot wait for DConf 2014 videos...I'd love to present, but too new to D. Maybe in a year or two :D Cheers, ed
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Gary Willoughby" <dev nomad.so> writes:
On Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 10:26:14 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 1/30/2014 12:57 AM, Manu wrote:
 And I definitely feel more intimidated now thinking about it 
 (and watching the
 replay) than last time ;)

Come on, Manu, listen to ed and do a submission!

Also can Kenji Hara be presented with a bug fixing trophy or something this year? He is unstoppable: http://forum.dlang.org/thread/ylgiwojqcghkruvtyebn forum.dlang.org
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Joakim" <joakim airpost.net> writes:
On Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 10:26:14 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 1/30/2014 12:57 AM, Manu wrote:
 And I definitely feel more intimidated now thinking about it 
 (and watching the
 replay) than last time ;)

Come on, Manu, listen to ed and do a submission!

Will you be doing a technical talk this year? You could have done that non-technical keynote last year in your sleep. ;) I think you should do a technical talk every year that goes over key developments in dmd or D that you felt were notable, including directions for future growth.
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Meta" <jared771 gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions and early registrations.

 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals 
 we got are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, 
 which is a bit of a letdown.

 Keep in mind: DConf is literally created in every sense of the 
 word by people in this forum. We're counting on our prominent 
 participants to submit talk/panel proposals. If you're in doubt 
 about your prominence, it's probably bigger than you think! Yes 
 I'm talking about you! We also hope that most regulars on this 
 forum will be able to attend. This is _the_ event to be at if 
 you have an interest in D.

 Last but not least, 31 January is not the time to deliver your 
 _entire_ material. All we need is the _idea_ and the 
 _abstract_. You'll have months to finish your talk after the 
 acceptance process.

 http://dconf.org


 Andrei

Off-topic, but I seem to recall that you mentioned allocators at the last DConf, and then there's been all that excellent work that you posted recently on untyped allocators, followed by a period of silence. I'm starting to get a sneaking suspicion that you're holding out on us in lieu of the coming DConf. Care to comment?
Jan 30 2014
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 1/30/14, 8:15 AM, Meta wrote:
 Off-topic, but I seem to recall that you mentioned allocators at the
 last DConf, and then there's been all that excellent work that you
 posted recently on untyped allocators, followed by a period of silence.
 I'm starting to get a sneaking suspicion that you're holding out on us
 in lieu of the coming DConf. Care to comment?

No, I'm not holding out; it's just that I'm busy with open sourcing some other code. In all likelihood I'll give a talk about allocators at DConf. Andrei
Feb 01 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Gary Willoughby" <dev nomad.so> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions and early registrations.

 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals 
 we got are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, 
 which is a bit of a letdown.

 Keep in mind: DConf is literally created in every sense of the 
 word by people in this forum. We're counting on our prominent 
 participants to submit talk/panel proposals. If you're in doubt 
 about your prominence, it's probably bigger than you think! Yes 
 I'm talking about you! We also hope that most regulars on this 
 forum will be able to attend. This is _the_ event to be at if 
 you have an interest in D.

 Last but not least, 31 January is not the time to deliver your 
 _entire_ material. All we need is the _idea_ and the 
 _abstract_. You'll have months to finish your talk after the 
 acceptance process.

 http://dconf.org


 Andrei

Can we get an update at Dconf about usage of D at Facebook please? I'm crossing my fingers for widespread adoption and work on tools, libraries, etc? *crosses fingers* http://forum.dlang.org/thread/l37h5s$2gd8$1 digitalmars.com
Jan 30 2014
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 1/30/14, 9:25 AM, Gary Willoughby wrote:
 Can we get an update at Dconf about usage of D at Facebook please? I'm
 crossing my fingers for widespread adoption and work on tools,
 libraries, etc? *crosses fingers*

Yes, I will talk about it. Andrei
Feb 01 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Sean Kelly" <sean invisibleduck.org> writes:
It's worth noting that a presentation can practically be a call 
to action, too.  As a random example, talk about pitfalls you 
encountered debugging your D project, how you solved the problem, 
and suggest how debugging in D could be improved.  Really, just 
about anyone who uses D regularly should have material for a talk 
about something.  I suspect there are people here who would be 
happy to review talk notes as well, if you're concerned about 
working on a vacuum.  I was hoping to give a talk this year, but 
that was contingent on my doing a lot of work I ended up not 
having time for.  Maybe next time :-/
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Brad Anderson" <eco gnuk.net> writes:
On Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 07:30:17 UTC, Mengu wrote:
 http://i.imgur.com/tpcI9zv.jpg :)

 yes, master. i will talk about 'introduction to d for python, 
 ruby programmers' in front of you, andrei, walter and many 
 others who are (me^99). :-)

Bear in mind that the talks are recorded and watched by an audience much larger than the people in the room (every talk has several thousand views on YouTube). I'm sure there are a lot of people who aren't attending in person that would enjoy a talk on that subject. I'll be there and I'd enjoy that subject.
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "extrawurst" <stephan extrawurst.org> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions and early registrations.

 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals 
 we got are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, 
 which is a bit of a letdown.

 Keep in mind: DConf is literally created in every sense of the 
 word by people in this forum. We're counting on our prominent 
 participants to submit talk/panel proposals. If you're in doubt 
 about your prominence, it's probably bigger than you think! Yes 
 I'm talking about you! We also hope that most regulars on this 
 forum will be able to attend. This is _the_ event to be at if 
 you have an interest in D.

 Last but not least, 31 January is not the time to deliver your 
 _entire_ material. All we need is the _idea_ and the 
 _abstract_. You'll have months to finish your talk after the 
 acceptance process.

 http://dconf.org


 Andrei

Ok I did it! I finally did my talk submission.
Jan 30 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Brian Schott" <briancschott gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions and early registrations.

I've sent my proposal. How can I pass up the opportunity to make a fool of myself in front of all of Youtube.?
Jan 31 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "John Colvin" <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 at 02:53:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Don't forget - Friday night is the deadline for both DConf 
 submissions and early registrations.

 http://dconf.org

 It's safe to say we have a quorum already. Also, the proposals 
 we got are solid. However, we are having fewer submissions, 
 which is a bit of a letdown.

 Keep in mind: DConf is literally created in every sense of the 
 word by people in this forum. We're counting on our prominent 
 participants to submit talk/panel proposals. If you're in doubt 
 about your prominence, it's probably bigger than you think! Yes 
 I'm talking about you! We also hope that most regulars on this 
 forum will be able to attend. This is _the_ event to be at if 
 you have an interest in D.

 Last but not least, 31 January is not the time to deliver your 
 _entire_ material. All we need is the _idea_ and the 
 _abstract_. You'll have months to finish your talk after the 
 acceptance process.

 http://dconf.org


 Andrei

Well, there's only 3.5hrs to go and it's 4:30am here, but my submission is finally in!
Jan 31 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Mengu" <mengukagan gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 21:09:27 UTC, Brad Anderson wrote:
 On Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 07:30:17 UTC, Mengu wrote:
 http://i.imgur.com/tpcI9zv.jpg :)

 yes, master. i will talk about 'introduction to d for python, 
 ruby programmers' in front of you, andrei, walter and many 
 others who are (me^99). :-)

Bear in mind that the talks are recorded and watched by an audience much larger than the people in the room (every talk has several thousand views on YouTube). I'm sure there are a lot of people who aren't attending in person that would enjoy a talk on that subject. I'll be there and I'd enjoy that subject.

well, you asked for it so they've got my submission :) thanks for the support.
Feb 01 2014
prev sibling parent "Meta" <jared771 gmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 1 February 2014 at 16:28:22 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 On 1/30/14, 8:15 AM, Meta wrote:
 Off-topic, but I seem to recall that you mentioned allocators 
 at the
 last DConf, and then there's been all that excellent work that 
 you
 posted recently on untyped allocators, followed by a period of 
 silence.
 I'm starting to get a sneaking suspicion that you're holding 
 out on us
 in lieu of the coming DConf. Care to comment?

No, I'm not holding out; it's just that I'm busy with open sourcing some other code. In all likelihood I'll give a talk about allocators at DConf. Andrei

I should mention that I wasn't being accusatory, in case it came off that way. Just cheeky and eager to see what you've come up with =)
Feb 01 2014