[Blackpool] Fwd: [Fsuk-manchester] Update: C Foundations course at Madlab

Les Pounder lespounder at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 18:57:21 UTC 2012

In case anyone is interested.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael Dorrington <michael.dorrington at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 2:59 PM
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Update: C Foundations course at Madlab
To: Manchester Free Software <fsuk-manchester at nongnu.org>

Update from Madlab:
"I just wanted to let you know that we have decided to postpone the
Omniversity course C Foundations. Instead of 14th and 15th of April we
are running it on the 26th and 27th of May. We hope it will not cause
any inconvenience."

On 22/02/12 19:25, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Madlab, our home, are hosting a course on C Foundations.  A lot of Free
> Software is written in C such as many of the GNU programs, Linux and
> Apache.  So this course might be just the thing you are looking for to
> start contributing.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Omniversity has added a new course you and the members of your group
> might be interested in. A hands-on introductory course to the C
> programming language called C Foundations run by Ian Johnson takes
> place on the 14th and 15th of April.
> C is one of the most ubiquitously used languages of all time due to
> the number of platforms for which compilers are available. Since its
> inception in 1969, and appearance in 1972 it has been the influence
> for other languages, e.g. C++, Objective-C, Java and C#, and can be
> used to create performant yet small implementations. C is an
> imperative and high-level language but allows programmers to achieve
> low-level activities easily; making hardware interfacing simple.
> Programmers will benefit if you have an interest in:
>       ▪       Boosting the performance of scripting language packages
>       ▪       Developing and using cross-platform libraries for your own
> existing projects
>       ▪       Implementing embedded systems
>       ▪       Understanding or contributing to open-source operating
systems, or
>       ▪       A wish to learn, or brush up on, one of the most widely used
> programming languages
> We expect that learners will have some programming experience; either
> hobbyists or some experience with other languages. You will have some
> understanding and feel for how programs are executed, and how to
> identify bugs in your programs.
> The fee of the course is £200. Please bring a laptop computer with
> Windows, Linux or Mac OS installed.
> Ian Johnson is a software engineer and has used C both professionally
> and as a hobbyist since learning the language over 20 years ago. He
> has developed small projects, using C, and enterprise products with
> 100s of thousands of lines of code. Ian also has an interest in
> embedded systems and has used C to control small electronic projects
> using PIC mircocontrollers.
> You can find more information here: http://s.madlab.org.uk/cfound1

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