Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 6th and 7th, 2012

Tim Child

About Tim
• Former CTO • Over 20 years’ experience in Software Development, including 3D CAD, database and Web applications. • Formerly VP Engineering at Oracle, BEASystems Inc. and Informix. • Lead teams that have developed many large 3D database projects and products including, AutoCAD Map, NASA’s EOSDIS and LINZ (Land Information System New Zealand).
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Speaking Sessions

  • Rational Decision Making for Engineers

    9:45 AM Saturday   Room: 8401
    All engineers and teams can struggle with making key decisions. People often feel left out, slighted or don't understand how an organization can make a decision like that. Do want to change that culture and use a rational and transparent process? This presentation takes engineers through the steps in making rational decisions. This presentation walks you through a rational structured decision making process. It use the Kepner-Tragoe method based from a book call the 'New Rational Manager'. It explains that simple decision can be quickly and transparently be made in minutes, for key or major decisions how to research. It's cool fun technique that will impress your colleagues!

  • Introduction to GPGPU and ManyCore Systems Programming

    9:15 AM Sunday    Room: 8403
    An Introduction to GPGPU and Many-Core Systems Programming with OpenCL, CUDA, WebCL and C++AMP. GPU and Many-Core systems are important to the future of computing. They can provide tremendous performance speed ups of 5x to 100x, or more! GPUs are available with all device types(servers,desktops,laptops,tablets,mobile). Their power is harnessed using specialty programming languages, OpenCL, CUDA, WebCL and C++AMP, with parallel algorithms, Scan, Reduce and more... With what you can learn from this presentation you'll know enough to impress your friends and be really dangerous on a GPU!