Past Meetup

I'll Get Back to You: Task, Await, and Asynchronous Methods

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Parametric Portfolio Associates

1918 8th Ave Suite 3100 · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Meet Parametric representative at back of lobby off 8th Ave. No admission after 7PM.

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There's a lot of confusion about async/await, Task/TPL, and asynchronous and parallel programming in general. This session starts with the basics and looks at how to consume asynchronous methods using Task and then see how the "await" operator can makes things easier. Along the way, you'll also look at continuations, cancellation, and exception handling.


Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skill set with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of experience level. He is a Microsoft MVP for .NET, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight, including "C# Interfaces", a course aimed at giving developers a clear understanding of abstraction. He loves speaking and has delivered over 200 technical presentations in the last 8 years in the United States and Europe. Jeremy lives in the northwestern United States with his lovely partner, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a banjo.


6:30pm - Doors open / Food by AIM Consulting / Networking
7:00pm - News and announcements
7:10pm - Presentation
8:15pm - Wrapped Up


Due to space considerations, we ask that if you have RSVP'd and you have decided not to come that you please update your RSVP accordingly so that someone else can attend in your stead.

When you arrive

Due to security considerations you will need to come to the security station on the 1st floor between 6:15-7PM. A Parametric representative will be by the bench at the back of the lobby and will shuttle you to the 30th floor from there. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to escort you to the event after 7PM. Please arrive before 7PM.


The building parking garage locks at 7PM. We encourage you to find parking on the street, in an outside lot, or use alternative transportation.