Abstract: It hardly gets better than listening to D's creator himself! Meet Walter Bright, the one and only, and listen to him talk about the present and future of the D programming language.
Benefits: The attendees will have an inspirational experience. The most dedicated of them will possibly be able to levitate a few inches from their seats.
Speaker Bio: Walter Bright is the creator and first implementer of the D programming language and has implemented compilers for several other languages. He's an expert in all areas of compiler technology, including front ends, optimizers, code generation, interpreter engines and runtime libraries. Walter regularly writes articles about compilers and programming, is known for engaging and informative presentations, and provides training in compiler development techniques. Many are surprised to discover that Walter is also the creator of the wargame Empire, which is still popular today over 30 years after its debut.