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Wednesday, September 23 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Easy compilation from TouchDevelop to ARM Cortex-M0 using C++11

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The BBC micro:bit is a small micro-computer that will be handed out to a million kids in the UK to teach them programming. The students program the device using TouchDevelop, a web-based programming portal, featuring TouchDevelop-the-language, a statically-typed, JavaScript-inspired scripting language. The blessed toolchain for ARM Cortex-M0s, however, is C++. This talk will describe how we compile TouchDevelop to C++; more specifically, how we use C++11's features to make sure we do as little work as possible and let the C++ compiler handle most of it!


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Jonathan Protzenko

Post-doc Researcher, Microsoft
Jonathan Protzenko is a post-doc researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond. He graduated from INRIA in 2014. His areas of focus include programming language design, more specifically, the intersection of type systems and verification. Recently, he joined the TouchDevelop team to deliver the programming environment for the BBC micro:bit.


Wednesday September 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Hamilton (403) Meydenbauer Center

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