I happy to announce that I’ll be giving a new talk at CppCon this year — The Business Value of a Good API. This is my fourth year presenting at CppCon, and my third as Chair of the Poster Program. The program this year is really top-notch, and I encourage all interested C++ programmers to check it out.
CppCon is the annual, week-long, face-to-face gathering for the entire C++ community, organized by C++ the community for the C++ community. This is an outstanding conference for the professional C++ programmer, and I encourage every serious C++ programmer to attend.
Proposals for talks at CppCon 2019 are now being accepted, through May 20, with decisions sent by July 8. To submit a proposal, see the guidelines on the Call For Submissions page.
(Yes, I’m a little bit late to the party…)
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching a 2-day class again at CppCon 2019 entitled Modern C++ API and Library Design. The conference itself is Monday September 16th through Friday September 20th, with registration and a reception to be held Sunday the 15th. My class will be held the weekend before the conference, on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th.
You can find the course description here.
I’m pleased to announce that I am presenting two talks at C++Now this year:
- A Multithreaded, Transaction-Based Read/Write Locking Strategy for Containers
- Linear Algebra for the Standard C++ Library
This will be my third time attending C++Now, and I am very much looking forward to it. The program this year is outstanding!
I’ve just returned from the February 2019 meeting of WG21 held in Kona, Hawaii. This was my fifth meeting; my first was the July 2017 meeting in Toronto, and I’ve been to each since then, except Rapperswill. I joined the U.S. national body INCITS this past December, and so this was my first meeting as a voting member of PL22.16, representing myself (through my consulting company, KEWB Computing).
In addition to my pre-conference class, I’m presenting two talks this year, both reprises (with updates) from C++Now. Tuesday morning will be Fancy Pointers for Fun and Profit, and Wednesday morning will be Fast Conversion from UTF-8 with C++, DFAs, and SSE Intrinsics.
The purpose of the poster session is to encourage innovation and foster communication. With all the different kinds of talks — plenaries, keynotes, sessions, panels, open content, and lightning talks — we have lots of great ways to share ideas. And as great as those ways are, that kind of sharing is also ephemeral. After the words are spoken, they’re gone, at least until the talks show up on YouTube. In contrast, posters provide a persistent medium for sharing knowledge throughout the week, one that enriches the whole CppCon experience. Don’t forget that accepted poster presentations will have their conference registration fee refunded (one presenter per poster).
The poster submissions deadline is August 5th, with decisions sent by August 13th. For topic ideas, submission instructions, and advice on making the best possible submission, see the Poster Submissions page.
I’m writing this on the journey home after attending C++Now 2018. It’s been a long week, but also a rewarding one. This is my second time attending the conference, and like last year, it was excellent. The quality of content at C++Now is just outstanding. Conference chair Jon Kalb is fond of saying,
To hear the answer to a C++ question, go to CppCon. If you want to be part of finding the answer, go to C++Now.
C++Now is a conference like no other. There’s a unique and special quality about it that’s difficult to describe — it’s something you have to experience for yourself to appreciate. Sessions are held at the Aspen Center for Physics, and most attendees stay at the Aspen Meadows Resort, which is an easy walking distance from the ACFP. The entire site is surrounded by the mountains of Aspen, and the Roaring Fork River runs along the northeastern border of the resort. I stayed in Mallot House in a room facing toward the river, and with my room windows open, I could hear it at night. Attending C++Now is like being in college again but with only the good parts: walking back and forth to class with your backpack in what is about the most gorgeous setting you can imagine; attending the sessions you want to attend while goofing off with old friends and making new ones; and most importantly, intense learning without the hassle of exams.
CppCon is the annual, week-long, face-to-face gathering for the entire C++ community, organized by C++ the community for the C++ community. This is an outstanding conference for the professional C++ programmer, and I’m proud to serve as its Poster Chair.
Proposals for talks at CppCon 2018 are now being accepted, through May 11, with decisions sent by July 1. To submit a proposal, see the guidelines on the Call For Submissions page.