SAOC 2020 and Other News

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Symmetry Autumn of Code 2020 The 3rd annual Symmetry Autumn of Code (SAoC) is on! From now until August 16th, we’re accepting applications from motivated coders interested in getting paid to improve the D ecosystem. The SAoC committee will review all submissions and, based on the quality of the applications received, select a number of … Continue reading SAOC 2020 and Other News

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News Update: Swag, Platforms, Documentation Help and More

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Here are a few updates on things that have been going on both in front of and behind the scenes of the D Programming Language community. New D Swag We’ve got some new items in the DLang Swag Emporium: t-shirts, coffee mugs, and stickers sporting the Royal D logo. (If all Royal D items aren’t … Continue reading News Update: Swag, Platforms, Documentation Help and More

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DConf 2020: Submission Deadline, Early-Bird Registration, and Invited Keynote

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In early January, I announced that Symmetry Investments is bringing DConf back to London for our 2020 edition. At the same time, I said we’d start taking submissions from anyone who wanted to send them in. In the interim, we’ve fixed our deadlines and prepared to start accepting reservations. There was only one thing remaining … Continue reading DConf 2020: Submission Deadline, Early-Bird Registration, and Invited Keynote

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DIP Reviews: Discussion vs. Feedback

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For a while now, I’ve been including a link to the DIP Reviewer Guidelines in the initial forum post for every DIP review. My hope was that it would encourage reviewers to keep the thread on topic and also to provide more focused feedback. As it turns out, a link to reviewer guidelines is not … Continue reading DIP Reviews: Discussion vs. Feedback

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SAOC 2019 Projects and Participants

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Last Sunday, August 18, was the deadline for Symmetry Autumn of Code 2019 applications. We received a total of eight applications, which is the same number we saw last year. This time around we were able to accept more than three: five of the applicants will be participating. The applications were reviewed by the five … Continue reading SAOC 2019 Projects and Participants

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Task Bounties Have Arrived

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In 2013, Facebook launched a page for D bounties at BountySource. It saw a burst of excitement, a few bugs fixed, and then went quiet. By 2017, it had been “deemed unsuccessful”. In internal discussions on fundraising options and how to increase community participation in fixing bugs, the topic of bug bounties has often come … Continue reading Task Bounties Have Arrived

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D Summer School Postmortem

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The first edition of the D summer school, held at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, took place from the 17th of June to the 4th of July. It was three weeks of bootcamping bachelor students into the basics of D during eight sessions of hands-on workshops, a homework project, and ending with a hackathon. We will … Continue reading D Summer School Postmortem

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Symmetry Autumn of Code Experience Report: Porting a fork-based GC

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The 2018 edition of the Symmetry Autumn of Code was a wonderful opportunity for me and two other students to dive into an interesting programming challenge and contribute to the D community. I am going to describe the process that led to my participation in SAOC and what this four months of work meant to … Continue reading Symmetry Autumn of Code Experience Report: Porting a fork-based GC

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