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From: "Walter Vannini" <>
Date: Nov 7, 2011 8:06 AM
Subject: [svlug] ACCU Wednesday "Deep C" Olve Maudal
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When:      Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Topic:     Deep C
Speaker:   Olve Maudal
Time:      6:30pm doors open
         7:00pm meeting begins
Where:     Symantec
         VCAFE building
         350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
         Mountain View, CA 94043
Map:       <>
Directions: VCAFE is accessible from the semicircular courtyard between Symantec buildings <>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <>

Programming is hard. Programming correct C and C++ is particularly hard. Indeed, both in C and certainly in C++, it is uncommon to see a screenful containing only well defined and conforming code. Why do professional programmers write code like this? Because most programmers do not have a deep understanding of the language they are using. While they sometimes know that certain things are undefined or unspecified, they often do not know why it is so.

In this presentation we will study small code snippets in C and C++, and use them to discuss the fundamental building blocks, limitations and underlying design philosophies of these wonderful but dangerous programming languages.

Olve Maudal works for Cisco Systems. He loves to write code, but is just as interested in how software is developed as what it actually does. He is currently involved in developing telepresence systems. Previous experience includes developing systems for finding oil (Schlumberger), and developing systems for electronically moving money (BBS).

Olve is an active member of the vibrant geek community in Oslo where he is involved in JavaPils, Cantara, XP Meetup, Oslo C++ Users Group, Lean Meetup and a few other things. He is also an active member of ACCU in Europe. You can follow him at and

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