The talk will present the D programming language (http://dlang.org), a multi-paradigm natively compiled language with static typing similar to C++, Java and C#. It will cover syntax, similarities to the aforementioned existing languages, the features that make it special and why the audience should pick it for its next project. It will justify the D's website summary of the language: "Modern convenience. Modelling power. Native efficiency.".
Átila Neves has a PhD in Particle Physics for research done at CERN. Most of the time spent there required programming in C++, with a 2-year stint as a Perl programmer in the IT department's security team. He also worked for Cisco for almost 7 years, developing networking software in C and C++ and leading his teams in the areas of software quality and testing. He now works as a D consultant/programmer for Symmetry Investments, and today is the language's deputy leader. He spends his spare time yelling at the screen in frustration while waiting for computers to compile his code.