Saturday, March 28, 2009

Parallel Programming Session at Orlando Code Camp

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Another great day at a code camp, this time in my hometown of Orlando.

I arrived a little late, due to a night out with friends Friday, so was only able to attend a couple sessions myself before presenting my Parallel Programming in .Net 4.0 session – again scheduled for the last slot of the day.  I’m not sure if there’s a message there or not.

The Orlando .Net User Group did a really good job on this event.  Things were very well organized with a large number of attendees.  One little thing that impressed was lunch – they had a ticket system for lunch that made things run very smoothly.  I certainly appreciated the separate line for speakers. :)  And it was nice to find that lunch was sandwiches from Honey Baked Ham – a nice break from pizza.

As with the South Florida Code Camp, the audience was great.  There were a lot of really good questions again.  What’s interesting is that I give this presentation multiple times to different audiences, but get different questions each time – that keeps things new and interesting for me too, especially when I don’t know the answer.  I know I’ll get a couple blog posts out of the questions I didn’t have an immediate answer for and the couple I still don’t. 

I want to say thank you to the attendees for making me feel appreciated – and special thanks to those who stopped by the podium to offer feedback after the session, I really appreciate that.

Again, anyone with questions, please feel free to email me: pjackson@lovethedot.net

To follow up on one of the questions, I am available to Florida user groups to present this session and its follow-on, a deeper dive into TaskManager and Parallel.For.  Feel free to email me at pjackson@lovethedot.net to make arrangements.

I once again ran out of time before being able to demo the VS 2010 parallel debugging tools, so I think I’ll have to drop that from code camp events – at user groups I can include it, because running 1:15 or 1:20 is okay.

Slides and demos from today’s presentation can be downloaded here:

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