Loyal C&B Attendee Fedor Pikus graciously shared some of his photos with us, and the one below struck me as both funny and, in the context of the talk in which it occurred, insightful. That talk–“Optimization Tips”–was the highest-rated at the event. Those who attended the presentation are unlikely to ever think about reference-counting the same way again.

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Thanks, Fedor, for letting us use this photo, and thanks, Andrei, for words to program by!

Scott