Abstract: Starting with an introduction to GDC, what works (and doesn't) and updates on current progress of development. Will go on to talk about future developments, scope and design. In particularly focusing on the expansion of D, including targeting more architectures, future shared library support in the runtime, the implementation of D Front-End itself to scale and be platform agnostic, and finally getting across the chasm to gain a bigger user base (Andrei said "I want 1,000,000 users" back in 2012). Rounding it up with (an interogation :o) Q&A.
Benefits: Community awareness of the GDC project, a brief insight into what it does, how to help, and to engage the core D language and library developers to actively think about portability in future changes done to the language and library.
Speaker Bio: Lead developer, project coordinator and the principal force behind the development of the GNU D Compiler from as far back as 2009, where have been responsible for the migration over from D1 to D2, as well as from GCC 3.x to GCC 4.x. Others might be interested to know that outside hobby life I work on for a Cloud Services/Hosting company as a Technical Engineer, and unofficially use D on a frequent basis to develop interpreters, and various plug-ins to work within our infrastructure.