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reply Chris Engelbert <me noctarius.com> writes:
Hey guys,

we organize a conference (TopConf) this year for the first time 
in Dusseldorf, Germany. I would like to see if there are 
interested speakers to give a talk about D. The conference is 
hold in English and is not specific to a single programming 
language but will feature multiple different ones as well as some 
more soft-skill like sessions / tracks.

I'm looking forward to see if there are interested people. The 
CFP page is available here: 
https://www.topconf.com/conference/duesseldorf-2017/callforpaper

Thanks,
Chris

PS: Feel free to ask for further information :)
Feb 02
next sibling parent reply Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 2 February 2017 at 21:09:38 UTC, Chris Engelbert 
wrote:
 Hey guys,

 we organize a conference (TopConf) this year for the first time 
 in Dusseldorf, Germany. I would like to see if there are 
 interested speakers to give a talk about D. The conference is 
 hold in English and is not specific to a single programming 
 language but will feature multiple different ones as well as 
 some more soft-skill like sessions / tracks.

 I'm looking forward to see if there are interested people. The 
 CFP page is available here: 
 https://www.topconf.com/conference/duesseldorf-2017/callforpaper

 Thanks,
 Chris

 PS: Feel free to ask for further information :)
Hello Chris, would you also be interested in a more compiler-internals related talk about D ? If so I am happy to volunteer.
Feb 03
parent reply Chris Engelbert <me noctarius.com> writes:
On Friday, 3 February 2017 at 11:31:26 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 Hello Chris, would you also be interested in a more 
 compiler-internals related talk about D ?
 If so I am happy to volunteer.
To me personally it would be extremely interesting but not sure about the audience overall. But maybe a bit of an excursion into compiler design on the example of D? WDYT?
Feb 06
parent reply Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Monday, 6 February 2017 at 15:56:26 UTC, Chris Engelbert wrote:
 On Friday, 3 February 2017 at 11:31:26 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 Hello Chris, would you also be interested in a more 
 compiler-internals related talk about D ?
 If so I am happy to volunteer.
To me personally it would be extremely interesting but not sure about the audience overall. But maybe a bit of an exclursion into compiler design on the example of D? WDYT?
Hmm I could talk about the various compile-time mechanics of D. Using Sqlite-D[1] as an example, and tie into the compiler implementations, which explain why I wrote a particular piece of code the way I did. That way it could still be focusing the application side of things.
Feb 06
parent Chris Engelbert <me noctarius.com> writes:
On Monday, 6 February 2017 at 16:50:00 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 Hmm I could talk about the various compile-time mechanics of D.
 Using Sqlite-D[1] as an example, and tie into the compiler 
 implementations, which explain why I wrote a particular piece 
 of code the way I did.

 That way it could still be focusing the application side of 
 things.
Please submit, I'm not deciding alone, therefore I can't give a final answer here but to me it sounds interesting :)
Feb 09
prev sibling parent reply qznc <qznc web.de> writes:
On Thursday, 2 February 2017 at 21:09:38 UTC, Chris Engelbert 
wrote:
 Hey guys,

 we organize a conference (TopConf) this year for the first time 
 in Dusseldorf, Germany. I would like to see if there are 
 interested speakers to give a talk about D. The conference is 
 hold in English and is not specific to a single programming 
 language but will feature multiple different ones as well as 
 some more soft-skill like sessions / tracks.

 I'm looking forward to see if there are interested people. The 
 CFP page is available here: 
 https://www.topconf.com/conference/duesseldorf-2017/callforpaper
I'm tempted and will think about it. Topic idea one: Dust off my "Functional Programming in D" [0] talk. However, it is tight in 40 minutes for an audience, which probably does not know D at all. Topic idea two: A more general talk about abstractions. Starting from the basics (procedures) up to Design-by-Introspection techniques which are quite D specific. In between stuff like the "magic" D Lua bindings. This topic is probably interesting for C++ and Java programmers as well. Other TopConf talks and thus the audience seem to be quite mainstream. [0] http://beza1e1.tuxen.de/articles/functional_D.html
Feb 03
parent Chris Engelbert <me noctarius.com> writes:
On Friday, 3 February 2017 at 12:08:44 UTC, qznc wrote:
 I'm tempted and will think about it.

 Topic idea one: Dust off my "Functional Programming in D" [0] 
 talk. However, it is tight in 40 minutes for an audience, which 
 probably does not know D at all.

 Topic idea two: A more general talk about abstractions. 
 Starting from the basics (procedures) up to 
 Design-by-Introspection techniques which are quite D specific. 
 In between stuff like the "magic" D Lua bindings. This topic is 
 probably interesting for C++ and Java programmers as well. 
 Other TopConf talks and thus the audience seem to be quite 
 mainstream.

 [0] http://beza1e1.tuxen.de/articles/functional_D.html
From the fact that TopConf audience is historically quite Java / C++ driven I think both should work. For the FD talk depending on how deep you want to go (looking at the link I would expect it to work out :-)). In general both talks sound interesting, would have a hard time decide it just now!
Feb 06