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Dr. Dobb's Virtual Event: Soup-to-Nuts Dev

October 22, 2010

If you've been looking for a soup-to-nuts overview of parallel programming, the place to start is Robert Geva's "Parallel Programming on Intel Architecture with Intel Parallel Studio, which is part of Dr. Dobb's SD Virtual Event: The World of Software Development on October 27, 2010.

Robert, who is a principal engineer in Intel's Software and Services Group, will explore the tools needed to build parallel applications, focusing on on three parallel programming models made available as part of Intel's Parallel Building Blocks : Intel Cilk++ Software Development Kit, derived from the Cilk Arts technology Intel acquired in 2009; the Intel Threading Building Blocks task-based parallel model; and Intel Array Building Blocks, a data parallel language. Robert covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time in his overview.

Robert isn't the only speaker in the day-long event which kicks off at 11:30 AM ET. I'm the moderator, which means there will plenty of names mispronounced. Other topics and speakers included:

  • Trends in Software Development: Where Are We Headed?, by Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond.
  • Mobile Platform Overview: Who Are the Players?, by Eric Bruno.
  • Developing for the iPhone/iPad, by Brandon Trebitowski
  • Developing for the Android, by Mike Riley.
  • Agile Development, by Scott Ambler.
  • Writing Trustworthy Unit Tests in C++, by Roy Osherove
  • .
  • And More!

It doesn't cost anything to attend, although registration to Dr. Dobb's SD Virtual Event: The World of Software Development is required. Additionally, some lucky attendee will win an iPad.

See you there on October 27!

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