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Posted on Thursday, Jul 29, 2021
Rob and Jason are joined by Sean Parent and Dave Abrahams. They first talk to Dave about his history with C++, Boost and the Swift programming language. Then they talk with Sean and Dave about Adobe’s Software Technology Lab and their plans to focus on Concurrency in C++.

Guests

Sean Parent

Sean Parent

Sean Parent is a senior principal scientist and software architect for Adobe’s Software Technology Lab. Sean has been at Adobe since 1993 when he joined as a senior engineer working on Photoshop and later managed Adobe’s Software Technology Lab. In 2009 Sean spent a year at Google working on Chrome OS before returning to Adobe. From 1988 through 1993 Sean worked at Apple, where he was part of the system software team that developed the technologies allowing Apple’s successful transition to PowerPC.

Dave Abrahams

Dave Abrahams

Dave Abrahams is a contributor to the C++ standard, a founding contributor of the Boost C++ Libraries project and of the BoostCon/C++Now conference, and was a principal designer of the Swift programming language. He recently spent seven years at Apple, culminating in the creation of the declarative SwiftUI framework, worked at Google on Swift for TensorFlow, and is now a principal scientist at Adobe, where he and Sean Parent are rebooting the Software Technology Lab.


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