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CppNorth 2024, The Canadian C++ Conference
July 21-24, 2024 • Toronto, Canada
At the Microsoft Canadian Headquarters (Suite 4400)
In: CIBC SQUARE, 81 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 0E7, Canada
Monday July 22, 2024 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Join us as we explore pivotal milestones in computer science, spotlighting visionary scientists and engineers whose work resonates in today's software landscape. From architecture to programming languages, GUI, web, and AI, we'll bridge historical breakthroughs to their enduring impact on modern software engineering. As we dive into Alan Turing's AI contributions, David Parnas's modular design principles, Grace Hopper's revolutionary compiler, Nasir Ahmed's image compression algorithm and more, we discuss how algorithms from the past continue to influence contemporary software practices and demonstrate how theoretical concepts from earlier eras manifest in today's complex distributed systems.

This talk transcends timelines, connecting past innovations to contemporary impacts. In light of the influential discoveries, we highlight how they impact what we build today in more ways than we can count and how this knowledge can inform our decision making process in our day to day jobs as we work on products that transform the world as we know it.
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Furkan Uzumcu

Furkan Uzumcu is a senior software engineer at Autodesk. He has worked with many languages onbackend, frontend systems, mobile and desktop to solve problems. He's passionate about good UX,software architecture, and design. For the last 5 years, he's been working on Alias to helpindustrial... Read More →
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Quinn Hou

Software Engineer, Dapper Labs
After five years as a software engineer at Dapper Labs, Quinn recently stepped into the role of engineering manager for a team she deeply values. She has been involved in numerous projects, fondly remembering the initial days of whiteboarding the architecture of NBA TopShot. For Quinn... Read More →
Monday July 22, 2024 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
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