Klaas van Gend expanded High Tech Institutes’ portfolio with the training ‘Multicore programming in C++’ since you do not learn these skills from Dijkstra. The first edition, which is now open for everyone to attend, will take place in Eindhoven on 26 – 28 March 2019.

According to Van Gend, the problem is that many developers failed to receive a pedagogically sound basis during their computer science training. ‘At university it was all about Dijkstra, which means mutexes, locks and condition variables. But the moment you turn on a lock, you only ensure that the code is executed on one core whilst the others temporarily do nothing. So, you really only learn how not to program for multicore,’ he says.

That is why Van Gend has taken the multicore training course given by his old employer Vector Fabrics, out of the mothballs. He realised that the problem is still relevant and decided to offer it under the High Tech Institute flag, for third parties. High Tech Institute organises this 3-day training on 26 – 28 March 2019 in Eindhoven, but is also available for inhouse editions.

Read the entire interview: ‘Multicore programming skills do not come from Dijkstra’.