As we do every year, we offer Open Content session in the early morning, over lunch, and in the evening.
Open Content is just that, open! Attendees and regular program speakers alike can propose sessions on anything (related to C++) that interests them. These might feature a single facilitator leading a room through an exercise, activity or demo, a panel of 3-5 people taking questions from the room, a “hackathon” on a specific project, or an open conversation among the whole room. The projector is available for slides or public note taking.
Open Content is designed for flexibility so that a “Birds of a Feather” talk may be proposed even after the conference has begun. A speaker who gets a lot of post-talk questions may agree to host a Q&A session in the Open Content time. An attendee inspired by a session may host a session to explore a topic further or start on a group implementation of something.
Anyone can submit an open content session, you don’t need to be a conference speaker (or even a registered attendee). To submit, visit our Open Content Submissions page.
These sessions will be open in another way too – Open Content does not require conference registration. That’s right, everyone who is in the area is welcome to come and join us for all the early morning/lunch/evening sessions, including proposing or leading a session. This is part of our goal to be an inclusive conference for the entire C++ community.
All CppCon 2019 events on Friday, September 20th, do not require conference registration. That’s right, just like all our evening sessions (except ones involving food–the dinners and reception), all Friday sessions are open to the public without a conference registration. This includes talks by some of our popular speakers.
In this week’s presenter interview, Kevin talks with Professor Emery Berger about his time working with memory management in C++, what he is looking forward to at this years conference, and his session Mesh: Automatically Compacting Your C++ Application’s Memory.
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In this week’s presenter interview, Kevin chats with Matthew Butler today about his upcoming class at CppCon, Exploiting Modern C++: Building Highly-Dependable Software, his first WG21 meeting in Cologne, and his upcoming CppCon talk If You Can’t Open It, You Don’t Own It.
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Whilst many of the main conference talks go deep, Lightning Talks are, well, lighter. That doesn’t mean you won’t gain deep insights from some. Many, however, are humorous, entertaining – and often high-energy!
They can also be a great opportunity for newer speakers to break in to speaking at the CppCon venue.
So if you have something to share that the C++ community might enjoy, and you think you can fit it into a five-minute package, post your submission here
Note that the lightning talk sessions are open to anyone, regardless of whether they have a conference ticket – even if you want to speak!
If you’re looking to level up, and want a chance to speak for more than five-minutes, perhaps you’re up for the Lightning Challenge?
The catch is it’s up to the audience (using “modern technology”) whether you get the full eight minutes, or get cut off at four!
Sign up at the same place for this gamified format or come and observe the antics as the presenters try to win you over for more time.
Whether presenting or being entertained, get ready for the always entertaining Lightning Talks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night. See you all there!.
In this week’s presenter interview, Kevin Carpenter welcomes Stephan T. Lavavej (STL) for a preview of his upcoming talk, Floating-Point charconv: Making Your Code 10x Faster With C++17’s Final Boss. Stephan discusses achieving a 3x to 10x speed up with charconv in C++17.
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In this week’s presenter interview, Kevin Carpenter welcomes back Kate Gregory to preview her upcoming talk Naming is Hard: Let’s Do Better. Kate’s talk will discuss how bad we as C++ developers can be when it comes to naming things and how we could improve.
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