.NET on FPGAs with Zoltán Lehóczky AND Cake Build Automation with David Gardiner


A double-header meeting to finish off the year!

Find out about Hastlayer (https://hastlayer.com/). Run .NET software on computer chips

Software is flexible, specialized hardware is extremely fast. So why not write software, then turn it into a computer chip? This is what Hastlayer does by transforming .NET software into electronic circuits. The result is faster and uses less power while you simply keep on writing software. You may not be able to tell just by looking at it but behind some function calls now actually embedded hardware is working! (You wonder how? Check out what FPGAs are!) In this demo-packed session we'll get an overview of what Hastlayer is, why it is useful for developers like you and how to write Hastlayer-compatible software.

About Zoltán

Co-founder and managing director of Lombiq Technologies, originator of the Hastlayer project. His main expertise is in .NET software development and software architecture design. Core contributor of the ASP.NET Orchard CMS, guest lecturer at Óbuda University, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics.

Build automation with Cake

Do you have a complex build process? Is your CI build not quite the same as building locally? Can you grab a fresh copy of the source code and be up and running in minutes?

Cake is a build automation system based on C#. Find out how you can use Cake to orchestrate the entire build process, from compiling, testing, package and deployment. By using C# as the build DSL, you'll feel instantly at home!

Hear about David's experiences moving from a traditional multi-step CI build process to driving the build entirely with Cake. See how you can make use of Cake's impressive built in functions and 3rd-party add-ins.

Learn how to leverage Cake's extension model to write your own addins to provide custom functionality.

About David

David Gardiner has been creating software for over 20 years. He has a passion for continual learning and improving quality, and enjoys being in and creating environments where these happen.

By day, he works as a Senior Software Developer at RL Solutions on healthcare software. In his spare time he contributes to numerous open source projects (including some of his own), and is a package moderator at Chocolatey.org

He blogs at http://david.gardiner.net.au/ and tweets at @DavidRGardiner.


5.30pm - Welcome and What's New
6pm - .NET on FPGAs
7pm - Pizza, Refreshments & Networking
7.30pm - Cake Build Automation
8.30pm Close

This meeting is sponsored by Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows (https://chocolatey.org/)!

Here's a more detailed map to find room BH3-11, at University of South Australia's City West Campus.