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digitalmars.D - DConf and the depth of content

reply RaycatWhoDat <rmperry09 gmail.com> writes:
Hello again.

I'm based in the States and have been using D on-and-off for a 
year or so. Would you say making the trip to DConf could benefit 
a beginner in the language? If so, have the talks been 
super-technical in nature or is it more of a good mixture of 
topics? If not, is there another way to support D?

Thanks in advance.
Feb 06
next sibling parent bachmeier <no spam.net> writes:
On Thursday, 6 February 2020 at 15:00:55 UTC, RaycatWhoDat wrote:
 Hello again.

 I'm based in the States and have been using D on-and-off for a 
 year or so. Would you say making the trip to DConf could 
 benefit a beginner in the language? If so, have the talks been 
 super-technical in nature or is it more of a good mixture of 
 topics? If not, is there another way to support D?

 Thanks in advance.
You can find the previous conferences online. Links to last year's videos can be found here: http://dconf.org/2019/schedule/ There's a big donate button on the left side of the blog if you want to support D that way.
Feb 06
prev sibling parent reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 6 February 2020 at 15:00:55 UTC, RaycatWhoDat wrote:
 Hello again.

 I'm based in the States and have been using D on-and-off for a 
 year or so. Would you say making the trip to DConf could 
 benefit a beginner in the language? If so, have the talks been 
 super-technical in nature or is it more of a good mixture of 
 topics? If not, is there another way to support D?

 Thanks in advance.
You can see all of the talks (except for the first three of Day 1 in 2018 which were lost) on our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5DNdmeE-_lS6VhCVydkVvQ They cover a pretty wide range. I'd also say that more than content of the talk, DConf is about being in the room, asking questions or talking to the speaker after, hanging out face-to-face with everyone in the real world, and the #BeerConf that happens each evening. You'll learn some things, sure, maybe even find someone willing to tutor you on a thing or two during the Hackathon. But the relationships you build at DConf strengthen those you make in the online D community. I've missed two of them and I hope I never miss another.
Feb 06
parent RaycatWhoDat <rmperry09 gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 6 February 2020 at 15:09:03 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 You'll learn some things, sure, maybe even find someone willing 
 to tutor you on a thing or two during the Hackathon. But the 
 relationships you build at DConf strengthen those you make in 
 the online D community. I've missed two of them and I hope I 
 never miss another.
Thank you for replying. This sentiment alone convinced me. :)
Feb 06