At the formal closing of CppCon 2018, we took a moment to consider how far we’ve come in the first five years of the conference. Those years have seen us grow in so many ways. Since our first conference, we’ve added classes, field trips, author signings, exhibitor tables and booths, Tool Time, and the SG14 co-located ISO meeting. The number of main program sessions has grown by about fifty percent to almost one hundred fifty. The number of Open Content sessions has doubled to about two dozen. The number of conference days (including classes) has doubled from four and a half to nine and the number of attendees has doubled from about six hundred to over twelve hundred.
A new home
It is fitting that we take stock of our growth this year because we’ve reached an important milestone for the conference. We’ve out-grown our original venue. The home of the conference during it first five years has been the Meydenbauer Center, whose staff has played a critical role in our great success during those years . It was with a great deal of excitement and not a little sadness that we ended CppCon 2018 by announcing that CppCon 2019 will be in our new home at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado during the week of September 15th, 2019.
Building on the success of this year’s pre and post-conference classes, we will be offering classes on September 14th-15th and 21st-22nd. The CppCon 2018 Registration Reception will be on the 15th and sessions will be the 16th though the 20th.
In the meantime, look for slides and source code for your favorite CppCon 2018 sessions at our presentation material repository.
You can find the posters that were entered in the CppCon 2018 Poster Competition in the poster repository.
You can also watch CppCon 2018 session videos on YouTube and Channel 9. Some of them are already available on the CppCon YouTube channel in the CppCon 2018 playlist.
Thanks and trip reports
I want to say thanks very much to all the hundreds of people that made CppCon 2018 possible and, in particular, I want to thank those that have published trip reports:
CppCon 2018 Trip report by Anny G
CppCon 2018 by Rainer Grimm
JetBrains C++ team at CppCon 2018: trip report by the JetBrains C++ team
CppCon 2018 trip report by Mathieu Ropert
Report on CPPCon 2018 by Eduardo Madrid
Back from CppCon 2018 by Juan Manuel Martinez Caamaño and Serge Guelton
CppCon 2018 Trip Report by Matthew Butler
À propos de cppcon 2018 by Patrice Roy (in French)
Trip report – CppCon 2018 by Jean Guegant
Take Up Code #244: CppCon: What did I learn? And What Will Help You? by Wahid Tanner
CppCon Lightning Interviews by Jason Turner and Rob Irving (w/ Anastasia, Timur, Phil, Staffan, Matthew, Tony, Jens, Anny G., Borislav, Ezra, Jean-Louis)
If you know of any trip reports I’ve missed, please let me know. I plan to update this post with new trip reports as I learn about about them.
I look forward to seeing you in Aurora next September.