DConf keynote speaker ideas

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Tue Nov 17 12:20:20 PST 2015

On Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 19:49:42 UTC, Andy Smith wrote:
> On Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 19:47:04 UTC, Gary Willoughby 
> wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at 18:47:58 UTC, Andrei 
>> Alexandrescu wrote:
>>> I'm thinking of inviting a notable industry luminary to 
>>> deliver a conference keynote. Please reply to this with 
>>> ideas! -- Andrei
>> It may seem a little left-field but what about someone like 
>> Jonathan Blow? The guy has obviously evaluated D for games 
>> programming and subsequently decided that it is not suitable 
>> for him, but his insight could be valuable and a talk about D 
>> interesting.
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH9VCN6UkyQ&t=8m35s
>> https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/2kxi89/jonathan_blow_a_programming_language_for_games/
>> https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow
> Hahah +1 Gary! I was considering suggesting him as well but my 
> first suggestion bombed a little. John Carmac has made some 
> positive comments about D - he'd be a bit of a coup ...

John Carmack would be an amazing speaker; I love listening to his 
Quakecon/Oculus Connect talks. Problem is he can go for hours on 
end and routinely goes way over time. Also he's busy building the 
foundation for an entire new paradigm in entertainment.

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