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A milestone

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.

Content

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 (German version)

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

The (Late) CppCon 2018 Trip Report by JeanHyde Meneide

Podcasts:
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.

look forward to seeing you in Aurora next September.

Thanks / 2018 Dates / 2017 Trip Reports

Save the date for the week of September 23th next year in Bellevue, Washington. Building on the success of this year’s pre and post-conference classes, we will be offering classes on September 22nd-23rd and 29th-30th. The CppCon 2018 Registration Reception will be on the 23rd and sessions will be the 24th though the 28th.

In the meantime, look for slides and source code for your favorite CppCon 2017 sessions at our presentation material repository.

You can find the posters that were entered in the CppCon 2017 Poster Competition in the poster repository.

You can also watch CppCon 2017 session videos on YouTube and Channel 9. Some of them are already available on the CppCon YouTube channel in the CppCon 2017 playlist.

I want to say thanks very much to all the hundreds of people that made CppCon 2017 possible and, in particular, I want to thank those that have published trip reports:

A Beginner’s Guide to CPPCon 2017 by Eva Bunny Conti

CppCon 2017 Trip Report by Charles L. Wilcox

CppCon 2017 Trip Report by Ben Deane

CppCon 2017 by Oliver Smith

CppCon 2017 Trip Report by Matt Godbolt

CppCon 2017 trip report by Viktor Kirilov

CppCon 2017 Trip Report by Isabella Muerte

My CppCon 2017 Trip Report – 10 great talks to watch and learn from by Quentin Duval

A CppCon 2017 trip report by Jens Weller

CppCon 2017 For Fun and Profit by Tim van Deurzen

Trip report: the JetBrains C++ team at CppCon 2017 by Anastasia Kazakova

Trip Report: CppCon 2017 by Chloe Jandsten

CppCon 2017 trip report by Mathieu Ropert

CppCon’17 Trip Report by Pan Deng

CppCon 2017: trip report by Giuseppe D’Angelo

CppCon 2017 Trip Report by Gordon Brown

And day-by-day dispatches from Sergey ‘No Bugs’ Hare Ignatchenko:

#CPPCON2017 Day 0: IMO best posters

#CPPCON2017. Day 1. Hope to get something-better-than-chevron-hell

#CPPCON2017. Day 2. Why Local Allocators are a Good Thing(tm) Performance-Wise, and Why I am Very Cautious about C++17 STL parallelized algos

#CPPCON2017. Day 3. The Future of C++

#CPPCON2017. Day 4. Async Rulezzz!

If you know of any trip reports I’ve missed, please let me know.

look forward to seeing you in Bellevue next September.

Early Bird Registration Ends this Weekend

No matter when you register for CppCon 2017, you be able to :

  • Meet with
    • over a thousand other professional C++ engineers, including
      • book, blog, and library authors,
      • standards committee members,
      • compiler and other tool implementers, and
      • teachers and trainers
    • scores of the best presenters in the industry, and
    • exhibitors from all over the world
  • Attend
    • five days of six or seven tracks of peer-reviewed presentations,
    • daily plenary talks from recognized industry leaders,
    • multiple lightning talk sessions,
    • expert panels and special sessions,
    • poster presentations, and
    • social events.

But if you do it this week, you save more than enough money to join us at the Boeing Future of Flight Field Trip.

To help you decide, here is this year’s promo video:

2017 Keynote Speakers

This year’s Call for Submissions has just ended, so it will be a few weeks before we have the program online, but we are ready to announce a few of our headliners for this year. Two have been headliners for every year of CppCon’s history and two are speaking at CppCon for the first time.

Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne is the designer and original implementor of C++. He is a founding member of the ISO C++ standards committee for C++ and a major contributor to modern C++.

He is the author of The C++ Programming Language and Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++.

Bjarne is currently a Managing Director in the technology division of Morgan Stanley in New York City and a Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Columbia University.

Herb Sutter

Herb SutterHerb is the convener (chair) of the ISO C++ standards committee.

He is the best-selling author of hundreds of articles and several books including  Exceptional C++  and C++ Coding Standards.

Herb is currently focused on evolving C++ to make it both more powerful and simpler — able to express more in efficient, portable code without relying on proprietary extensions, while also removing needless ceremony and ‘dark corners.’

Lars Knoll

Lars Knoll

Lars is The Qt Company CTO and Qt Project Chief Maintainer.

He has been working on Qt for more than 17 years starting as a software engineer to later leading the global Qt engineering team in Nokia before the Digia acquisition in October 2012. Lars has been an active member of the KDE community and the architect behind KDE’s HTML rendering library that formed the basis for the WebKit open source project.

Lars holds a PhD in physics from the University of Heidelberg. He is a German national and lives with his family in Oslo.

Matt Godbolt

Matt GodboltMatt’s Compiler Explorer project has made his last name both a noun and a verb.

He has been programming for nearly two decades on games, system design, and real-time embedded systems from 8-bit computers up to cutting edge technology on next-generation games consoles.

Matt is currently at DRW in Chicago where he works on cool and exciting secret things.

And 100 more…

These four, and a hundred other C++ experts will be presenting the latest thinking and best practices this September at CppCon. Don’t miss it.

Registration for CppCon 2017 is Open

Registration is now open for CppCon 2017 to be held September 24-29, 2017 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

CppCon is the annual, week-long face-to-face gathering for the entire C++ community. The conference is organized by the C++ community for the community. You will enjoy inspirational talks and a friendly atmosphere designed to help attendees learn from each other, meet interesting people, and generally have a stimulating experience. Taking place this year in the beautiful Seattle neighborhood and including multiple diverse tracks, the conference will appeal to anyone from C++ novices to experts.

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What you can expect at CppCon:

CppCon’s goal is to encourage the best use of C++ while preserving the diversity of viewpoints and experiences. The conference is a project of the Standard C++ Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to support the C++ software developer community and promote the understanding and use of modern, standard C++ on all compilers and platforms.

Announcing CppCon 2017 Dates and Location

Save the date for the week of September 24th next year in Bellevue, Washington. Building on the success of this year’s pre-conference classes, we will be offering two-day classes on September 23rd and 24th. Registration and reception will be on the 24th and sessions will be the 25th though the 29th.

In the meantime, look for slides and source code for your favorite CppCon 2016 sessions at our presentation material repository. You can also watch CppCon 2016 session videos on YouTube and Channel 9. Some of them are already available on the CppCon YouTube channel.

gaby-thanks

I want to say thanks very much to all the hundreds of people that made CppCon 2016 possible and I look forward to seeing you in Bellevue next September.

Announcing 2016 Dates

Save the date for the week of September 18th next year. Building on the success of “Modernizer Your C++,” this year’s pre-conference class, we will be offering several two-day classes on September 17th and 18th. Registration and reception will be on the 18th and sessions will be the 19th though the 23rd.

Pre-Conference Class Registration Reception Sessions

CppCon 2014 is done

Some of the announcements made at the close of the conference include the fact that conference tee shirts are now available on our on-line store, presentation notes will be available on git hub, and our dates for next year will be September 20 – 25, 2015.

Before looking to next year and CppCon 2015, I’d like to thank all the people that made CppCon 2014 such a big success. First I’d like to thank the sponsors whose support is critical to the existence of the conference. I’d also like to thank all the presenters whose content made the conference what it is; the keynotes, the regular program presenters, the panelists and moderators, the Open Content presenters, and the Lightning Talk presenters. These presenters are busy, smart people, but they’ve taken the time to create presentations that excited attendees from all over the world.

I’ve a very big thanks for the conference staff who did so many things in so many ways to make this week-long experience valuable for our almost six hundred attendees.

Finally, and most importantly, I want to thank the attendees. They are the real value and attraction of this conference.

I can’t wait to see you all again next year.

Jon