Presentation: .NET AMA w/ Mads Torgersen & Ben Watson

Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Waterfront CDE

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Monday

Speaker: Ben Watson

Principal Software Engineer @Microsoft focused on High-Performance .NET

Ben Watson has been a software engineer at Microsoft since 2008. As a core developer of the Bing platform, he has been integral in building one of the world’s leading .NET-based, high-performance server applications, handling high-volume, low-latency requests across tens of thousands of machines for millions of customers. He is passionate about performance and spends much of his time educating teams on best-practices in high-performance .NET. In his spare time, he enjoys geocaching, LEGO, reading, classical music, and spending time with his wife and children outdoors in the beautiful Pacific northwest. He is the author of the books Writing High-Performance .NET Code and C# 4.0 How-To.

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Speaker: Mads Torgersen

Chief Language Designer of C# & Contributor to TypeScript, Visual Basic, Roslyn, LINQ

Mads leads the C# language design process at Microsoft, where he has been involved in five versions of C#, and also contributed to TypeScript, Visual Basic, Roslyn and LINQ. Before he joined Microsoft a decade ago, he worked as a university professor in Aarhus, Denmark, doing research into programming language design and contributing to Java generics.

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