# Sunday, 23 February 2014

I was invited to speak to some Imagine Cup contestants in Calgary and delighted to accept. I spoke to the teams informally for quite a while about judging and judges and general team tips. I was really happy to see some teams from previous years so I could hear what happened after they entered. If you're a student (undergrad or grad) and would like to enter, there is theoretically still time, but realistically it would have been better to start several months ago since you do have to build working software. Why not take a look at the contest (there are over a million dollars in prizes, and you can get a cool trip somewhere and meet some industry high flyers) and start pulling together a team for next year? There's a pretty good introduction for Canadians on the Microsoft Canada blog.

For those of you who were at the sessions, here are the slides I used in the afternoon. I talked about the new C++ features and why they matter, and demoed C++ AMP as a great motivator for using C++. (I wanted to upload the pptx files, but they're too big for the blog, so I've exported PDFs.)


GregoryCppAMP.pdf (1.65 MB)

Cpp11and14.pdf (556.51 KB)

Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:17:11 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [3]
Friday, 07 March 2014 03:34:20 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 13:49:05 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Dear Kate,

It was great chance meeting you and learning from you the leading edge in C++. Talking to you about Imagine cup was also useful.

hope to see you again in other events

Thanks a lot.
Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:35:38 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Seconded, links are not working
Johnathan Parker
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