October 16, 2013—New Adventures in C++ with Cinder and More—Ale Contenti

Time and Location

October 16th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Microsoft Campus.

Come at 6:45 for sandwiches and salads sponsored by Xtreme Consulting.


Play and be productive with modern C++, graphics, on-the-fly projects and more! Starting from the latest Going Native 2013 talks as an inspiration, we will explore how easy is to mold ideas into graphics apps with C++ and Cinder, and how simple tools and techniques can help us be more productive in Visual Studio!


Alessandro Contenti works as a Principal Development Manager in the Visual C++ team in Microsoft, Redmond. He oversees the development of the C++ FrontEnd Compiler, C++ AMP, the C++ IDE, the Graphics debugging tools, and the C++ Libraries shipped as part of Visual Studio. He has been working in Microsoft since June 2000: He worked as a developer on Team Server (a precursor of TFS), Venus (codename for Visual Web Developer), and Visual C++. Alessandro Contenti graduated in 1998 (magna cum laude) from Politecnico di Milano Master CS program and studied for 7 months at the École Polytechnique (aka X) in Paris, where he developed his thesis on functional languages. He currently lives in Seattle and he’s the busy and proud father of ~4 years old twin boys.


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