Tech Show & Tell (incl. "Scott's Mysterious Operating System")

The Austin C/C++ Meetup Group
Sat, 10 Mar 2012, 21:00 - 23:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Austin, US

The "Technology Show and Tell" is a new event series for the Austin C/C++ Meetup.  It's based around getting a group in front of a big screen or projector.  Then, we divide the time up among those who want to discuss things they're working on at their jobs, side-projects, or even some video they found on YouTube.

To get the ball rolling, I'm going to solicit at least one presenter in advance (to make sure somebody will be sharing).  This month's volunteer is long-time C++ Meetup member Scott Wood.  By day he does Linux kernel work for Freescale, but in his free time he hacks on a mysterious OS of his own.

When I first pitched the idea for the Tech Show & Tell, Scott said it sounded like it might be the right venue to present it.  He promised to do just that.  Though he isn't promising we'll see it build and run, the code is actually up on 

Depending on who you ask, it's either two or fifteen years in the making.  But from the horse's mouth: "it's been off and on for around 12 years, but more off than on".  It is "component-based, something like CORBA but designed more around the needs of system programming".

(Scott will get the lion's share of the time, but hopefully others will bring small things to show!  I just resurrected a 3-year old project on O(1) graph reachability caching--and I'll briefly talk about that: )

I've only reserved a small room for this (for 3 hours), so I'm limiting the sign-up to 20 people.  If by some chance it does fill up but you would have RSVP'd, then please RSVP anyway so you're on the waitlist.  Even if no one cancels, having the data will help in planning future Show & Tells (or scheduled lectures).

Also: if you would like to have come but the time doesn't work it would help if you mentioned a time that did in a "No" RSVP.

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