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Nathan Jones

Nathan is an active-duty Army officer and instructor at West Point in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Nathan loves building fun or useful electronic devices and then teaching people how they work!

The Power of a Look-up Table

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Look-up tables have been speeding up math operations for time immemorial, but there's more to this simple programming "idiom" than just numbers in an array. Join me in this talk as we discover and categorize the different ways we can store and retrieve data from arrays in ways that enable all sorts of fun and useful things, from creating digital music to building jump tables that drive command parsers or finite state machines.

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Building a Simple Command-Line Interface

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Adding a command-line interface (CLI) to an embedded device doesn't need to be difficult! In this microtalk, I'll demonstrate how to build a simple CLI over UART using just a few dozen lines of code. We'll finish up by looking at a few improvements to that implementation, as well as some libraries that can allow for some exceedingly capable command-line interfaces.

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OOP in C

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Believe it or not, it's possible (and encouraged!) to use object-oriented programming (OOP) in plain-old C. Object-oriented code exhibits the qualities of abstraction, encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance, and these qualities can help make an application easier to write, debug, and change. In this talk, I'll demonstrate how to do achieve these qualities in C, ranging from the simple to the complex. This talk is based entirely on work I share publicly here: https://github.com/nathancharlesjones/Comparison-of-OOP-techniques-in-C.

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Live Q&A - OOP in C

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Live Q&A with Nathan Jones for the talk titled OOP in C

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