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How Computers Work “Under The Hood”

November 15, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMT-0500

Have you ever wondered how computers work “under the hood?” Are you curious about inside the chips in your computer, such as the CPU or the RAM? Did you ever consider where the “Stack Overflow” site got its name from, why hexadecimal numbers exist, or what pointers really are?

Joey will take you on a tour of the inside of your computer, walking you through its building blocks and how they relate to your everyday use of your computer or smartphone. You’ll learn what your CPU actually does, why it sees the universe as a giant spreadsheet column, and what computer scientists mean when they say that to a computer, everything is a number. This will be more than theoretical — this presentation will include a quick introduction to machine language programming with working demos!

If you’re not a programmer, you’ll get a better understanding of how these ubiquitous machines work; if you write code, you’ll get a better feel for what’s happening when your compiler or interpreter translates your high-level programming language into something the machine understands.

For added fun with some hands-on machine language programming, bring your laptop! No software required other than your browser.

**Speaker Bio:**
**Joey deVilla**
An esteemed developer advocate, Joey has carved a niche for himself with his impressive community-building efforts. With hands-on expertise in crafting applications for iOS, Android, and Raspberry Pi, Joey fluently codes in C#, Dart, JavaScript, Kotlin, Python, and Swift. He has notably co-authored the “iOS Apprentice, 8th Edition” and spearheaded the “Beginning ARKit” video tutorial series.

Beyond development, Joey extends his prowess as a mobile technology consultant, guiding enterprises in optimizing their communications technologies—especially in the realms of data networking and mobile devices.

Joey also has been known to mesmerize audiences as a rock accordionist and keyboard player, boasting rich experience spanning stage performances, studio recordings, and live television appearances.

**Directions for Parking and Venue Location:**
Please follow these parking guidelines provided by KForce for your convenience. You are to park on the 3rd floor of the Waterview parking garage. Suite 500 is on the fifth floor.

To be more precise:
Drive into the Waterview parking garage, located directly opposite the main entrance of the building. As you enter, ascend the extended incline and navigate the corner. Continue driving away from the building on the same floor until you come across parking spots that are not marked by any signs. Feel free to park in any unmarked spot.
Once you’ve parked your vehicle, make your way across the sky bridge. A representative will be stationed near the entrance to guide you and ensure you’ve found the location without any difficulties.


November 15, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMT-0500


1150 Assembly Dr Suite 500
Tampa, FL 33605 us
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