My Vision of D’s Future

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When Andrei Alexandrescu stepped down as deputy leader of the D programming language, I was asked to take over the role going forward. It’s needless to say, but I’ll say it anyway, that those are some pretty big shoes to fill. I’m still settling into my new role in the community and figuring out how … Continue reading My Vision of D’s Future

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D Language Foundation Funding: New Platforms, New Bounties

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When I first announced the HR Fund here on the blog back in April, there was talk among the D Language Foundation team of hiring one or more people to flesh out the specification and implementation of shared. That sort of work requires a very specific skillset that only a few people in the orbit … Continue reading D Language Foundation Funding: New Platforms, New Bounties

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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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Bug 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 Bug Bounties Have Arrived

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Get Ready for Symmetry Autumn of Code 2019

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Last year, Symmetry Investments sponsored three programmers to work on projects in the D community. Two completed successfully. Francesco Gallà worked on adding support for HTTP/2 to vibe.d and got the grand prize of a bonus payment and a free trip to DConf 2019, where he gave a talk about the experience and his project. … Continue reading Get Ready for Symmetry Autumn of Code 2019

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DConf T-Shirts and the Human Resource Fund

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I announced the Human Resource Fund back in April as part of an initiative we’re working on with companies using D in production. It was seeded by WekaIO. Now we need to see it grow. We always have an excess of t-shirts after DConf. Often, they are given away. This year, we intentionally ordered many … Continue reading DConf T-Shirts and the Human Resource Fund

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DConf 2019 Recap

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In late November of last year, Laeeth Isharc of Symmetry Investments expressed interest in hosting DConf 2019 in London. On a personal note, I had been looking for an excuse to get back to London since my brief visit at the end of the first Berlin DConf in 2016, so as my inbox filled with … Continue reading DConf 2019 Recap

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Human Resources in the D Ecosystem (or Resources, Resources, Resources)

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There’s lots of work in the D ecosystem waiting for someone to complete it. This blog post introduces two initiatives, the Human Resource Share and the Human Resource Fund, aimed at making that happen!

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