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Chris Eargle: Telerik Evangelist and .Net Ninja - Esoteric LINQ

Building 100, Room 401.

Chris Eargle will be presenting Esoteric LINQ and Structural Madness.

Chris says:

Like a mad scientist, or perhaps a profane philosopher, I cannot stop researching declarative programming and applying the query expression syntax to data structures and patterns beyond sequences and observers. Be forewarned: this talk is not for the faint of heart. I will immediately take you on a deep dive into the heart of what it means to be declarative, applying useful functions to gain you both performance and syntactic clarity, before moving into the application of query expressions to concepts like functions, graphs, and specifications.

This talk will make your brain hurt, but in the process you will see C# through a new lens.

Chris is a wicked sharp fellow who has spoken to our group several times in the past and always gives a good talk.

Chris Eargle

Chris is a Telerik Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – C#, and two-time INETA Community Champion from Columbia, SC, USA. He has over a decade of experience designing and developing enterprise applications, and he runs the local .NET User Group: the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild. He is a frequent guest of conferences and community events promoting best practices and new technologies. His blog, kodefuguru.com, has been featured on ASP.NET, MSDN, and Reddit.

 

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  • Logan G.

    Btw, thought everyone would like to know that Chris put his presentation up on slideshare:
    http://www.slideshare.net/KodefuGuru/esoteric-linq-and-structural-madness

    1 · November 14, 2012

  • Gary W.

    Some of the techniques and code he discussed might be on his site/blog/github (I haven't looked for it yet). Perhaps you could ask Chris to upload his powerpoint and view the code, but it will not be nearly the same as a video as he did explain in a lot of detail.

    It was fascinating to see what you could do with Linq, although my thought was that it was a bit, well, esoteric, and not your typical procedural coding! I kind of liked the discussion of memoization, as I've have run into uses for that sort of thing.

    It's good to see how things might be done and get a bit of insight into how the technology works under the hood, even if you don't expect to code at that deep of a level. When you understand how things work at a low level, you have a better idea of what to expect at the higher level.

    I've long felt that I always learn something, whatever the topic, and even if it is not immediately applicable. Worst-case, it was fascinating to see what could be done.

    Thanks, Chris!

    November 10, 2012

  • Elton S.

    I'm afraid it was not an effective presentation for me. Way too many difficult to follow concepts chained together for the type of meeting.

    November 9, 2012

  • Rahn L.

    From what Logan is saying below, the video didn't turn out.
    Sorry, nothing to share.

    November 9, 2012

  • Keyur

    I couldn't attend as well. Any chance you can share the video?

    November 9, 2012

  • Rahn L.

    I'd like to know if we can video the talk.

    I've heard Chris before, and he's a good speaker, but he gives a whole lot of information, so would like to be able to hit rewind.
    (And I've thought about this for other talks too, not just this one. :))

    1 · November 8, 2012

    • Rahn L.

      That would be awesome. And there's this fancy new website called youtube... :) (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

      1 · November 8, 2012

    • Logan G.

      Sorry to report - I went to take a look at how the video came out last night - and something went wrong. I'm sure it's something I did - but long story short - the video didn't turn out.

      November 9, 2012

  • Rahn L.

    Good talk...it definitely got a bit esoteric in there. While the linq was a bit out of my league, seeing the stuff on patterns and watching someone else code on the fly was beneficial. I'd like to see the talk about in 6-8 months, when it's been refined a bit more.

    November 9, 2012

  • Ken R.

    A little bit too "esoteric" for me - I would have prefered to see example of practical applications of the technology to solve business problems.

    November 9, 2012

  • Jeff A.

    Chris' talks are always interesting and expand my understanding of the intricacies of .Net.

    November 8, 2012

  • Aarsh T.

    So we are going to discuss Telerik & LINQ with .NET, correct ?

    November 8, 2012

    • Jeff A.

      Chris does very in-depth technical talks that are usually not tied specifically to Telerik. What he talks about should apply to Telerik as well as generic .Net.

      1 · November 8, 2012

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