Chris Eargle

Chris Eargle is a Telerik Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – C#, and two-time INETA Community Champion from Columbia, SC, USA. He has over a decade of experience designing and developing enterprise applications, and he runs the local .NET User Group: the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild. He is a frequent guest of conferences and community events promoting best practices and new technologies. His blog,, features content that guide you in becoming a .NET Ninja!

Esoteric LINQ and Structural Madness

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am in 209

Like a mad scientist, or perhaps a profane philosopher, I cannot stop researching declarative programming and applying the query expression syntax to data structures and patterns beyond sequences and observers. Be forewarned: this talk is not for the faint of heart. I will immediately take you on a deep dive into the heart of what it means to be declarative, applying useful functions to gain you both performance and syntactic clarity, before moving into the application of query expressions to concepts like functions, graphs, and specifications. If there is time, I will take it to a more abstract level with monads and magmas.

This talk will make your brain hurt, but in the process you will see C# through a new lens.

The Legend of Lambda

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 8:30 am
Lambda expressions are a powerful feature of C#, one that can be wielded for good or evil. Attend this session for an adventure through the evolution of the C# language, from the depths of the delegate keyword to the expressiveness of the lambda expression. I will show you how anyone can easily learn to wield and empower code with lambda expressions. It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this: =>.