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April 26, 2010

I'm back from Barcelona and looking forward to a couple of days at InterOp in Las Vegas. That's the plan, anyway.

In what was nearly a becareful-what-you-ask-for moment, recall that in Parallel Tools and Visual Studio, or Steve's Going to Paris, Why Not Me? I was whining to the Boss about the need to tag along with Steve Tiexeria and James Reinders for their sessions in Paris after Barcelona. The Boss said something like "shut up and get back to work" while Steve and James got more than they bargained for -- a week or so more extra time in Paris, thanks to the volcano in Iceland. (Of course, I can think of worse things than being stuck in Paris for a week or so.) In any event, the last I heard James was on a train to Madrid to catch a U.S.-bound flight, while for all I know, Steve is still hanging out at the Starbucks at the George Pompidou Center (which is where I'd be if I had a more forward thinking and understanding boss).

You'll further recall that I mentioned in Back in Barcelona, or Forward Thinking in a Parallel World that one of the highlights of the trip was sitting behind the camera and getting to watch James and Steve's give-and-take regarding parallelism. Moreover, I promised to let you know when and where the the event would be "live" so you could watch and ask questions. So here's the scoop:

On May 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM PT (11:00 AM ET) you can go here to register for "Intel Parallel Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio: Using Abstractions to Prepare for Multicore" with James Reinders and Steve Teixeira. A live Q&A follows the session. (It's probably a good idea to register early.)

Actually, this session is part of a series on parallelism hosted by James Reinders. Another session I'm looking forward to occurs the week before, when Dr. Dobb's columnist Herb Sutter chats with James about "Five Years Since Free Lunches: Making Use of Multicore Parallelism." This is in reference to Herb's seminal Dr. Dobb's article A Fundamental Turn Toward Concurrency in Software. So here's the scoop on that event:

On May 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM PT (11:00 AM ET) you can go here to register for "Five Years Since Free Lunches: Making Use of Multicore Parallelism" with James Reinders and Herb Sutter. A live Q&A also follow this session. (Again, I'd recommend registering early.)

If you're interested in parallelism, you won't want to miss either of these events. And if you're not interested in parallelism, you should be -- and this is the place to start

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