Erlang, Ruby, Java, Scala, Haskell, F#, Groovy...you name it, the chances are it's been covered at an ACCU session sometime.
2 posts • joined 19 Jul 2012
That's an old, old version of the name. ACCU has a far, far wider scope than that these days - the current banner line is: "ACCU is an organisation of programmers who care about professionalism in programming and are dedicated to raising the standard of programming."
In other words it's an organisation aimed at the 20% (ref Atwood et all) of software devs who are passionate about what they do, and want to teach their teams and organisations how not to muck it up as much as far too many often (usually?) do.
ACCU holds a tech conference with around 400 attendees every April. The schedule/session descriptions for the last one at
http://accu.org/index.php/conferences/accu_conference_2012/accu2012_schedule should give you an idea of how varied and detailed the subject matter is.
If tech conferences are your thing, it's a heck of a brain fest and quite the party to boot.
I've never heard of Duff's device, so don't sing it. Sorry to fall short of your expectations (although we have been known to frequent pubs, I'm more partial to a decent beer and a game or three of pool than drunken singing).
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