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Jon Skeet, Author of C# in Depth, Stack Overflow addict

 Jon  Skeet
Jon Skeet is a C# expert and community leader, although he has spent most of his career alternating between Java and .NET according to employers' whims. He's currently working in Java at Google's London office, but his preferred language is still C#. His 20% projects at Google include porting Protocol Buffers and the Google Wave Robot API to .NET. He enjoys writing about coding almost as much as the coding itself, and he's currently working on the second edition of "C# in Depth" (Manning, 2008) to incorporate the new features of C# 4. At the moment, Jon is probably best known for his contributions to Stack Overflow, the Q&A site for developers. Jon has been awarded as a Microsoft C# MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 2003.

Presentation: "Save the day (or hour, or minute, or month...) with Noda Time!"

Time: Thursday 13:45 - 14:45

Location: Rutherford Room


Handling date and time information in .NET is a pain: the built-in APIs simply aren't rich enough for the complex requirements of the real world. In this session you'll learn about Noda Time, an open source effort to rectify this situation. In addition to discussing the nature of time itself, you'll gain insight into the many decisions open source projects have to make around builds, documentation, hosting, porting existing code, and much more.

Keywords: .NET, Java, open source, date/time, API

Target audience: Anyone working with dates and times (that's everyone, right?) and developers who want to start or join open source projects