Call for Volunteers – Announcing Our New Volunteer Grant Program

Volunteering at CppCon

If you would like to attend CppCon 2018, see great C++ content, and meet our speakers and attendees, but a week’s registration doesn’t fit your time or money budget, consider volunteering.

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We are looking for volunteers to help run the conference. We need people to:

  • help assemble registration packets and badges,
  • register attendees,
  • assist speakers with Audio/Video (AV),
  • and, in general, be on hand to make things run smoothly.

In exchange, we’ll see to it that you’ll spend at least half of your time in sessions. It would be great if you could join us for the whole week, but if you can only make it for one or two days, we can work with that. We have information on our Volunteer Page. If you would like more information, please email volunteers@cppcon.org.

Announcing the Volunteer Grant Program, new for 2018

Most of the volunteers that we’ve had at CppCon have come from the local area. We are delighted with the support that we’ve received from the Northwest C++ Users’ Group and the Seattle area C++ community. The help that we’ve received running the conference for the last four years has been invaluable for the conference, but it is also a wonderful experience for anyone interested in C++. We’d like to make that opportunity available more broadly, so we are announcing a program to provide financial support that will make it possible for individuals to volunteer, even if they would have to incur travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference.

This program has grants to cover some or (in a few cases) all of the costs of lodging and travel for a limited number of volunteers. Grants will be awarded to applicants that can commit to volunteering for five days. Grant applications will be judged on the basis of participation and leadership in the C++ community.

If you:

  • are active in the C++ community on-line, in your local user group, or at C++ events,
  • are actively supporting C++ on StackOverflow or GitHub,
  • have worked on an Open Source C++ project like an Open Source library, CppReference, C++VAP,
  • write reviews for Open Source libraries on Boost, Boost Incubator, or C++ Reviews,
  • or, have a blog, podcast or YouTube channel on C++,

but have not attended CppCon because you can’t afford the travel and lodging, this is your opportunity.

For more information about the Volunteer Grant Program, read our Volunteer Page.

Submission Reminder

Submission Deadline

The deadline for session submissions is only days away. Review the Call for Submissions and make your submission soon. You can run your ideas by the Submission Advice mailing list, but you must hurry for this. The advice list gets very busy as the deadline draws near.

Call for Program Committee

Because CppCon is a community-run conference, we ask members of the community that are experienced C++ programmers to consider joining the CppCon Program Committee.

The PC’s job is to evaluate the hundreds of submissions that we receive for each conference so we can make the best possible program every year. This is a challenging job and requires a time commitment from a lot of very talented people. PC members get the satisfaction of serving the C++ community and the opportunity to “pay forward” the benefits they’ve received from the conference program. They also have the opportunity to keep abreast of interesting trends and developments in C++. Those PC members who would like to present at CppCon or other conferences will discover that reviewing submissions will result in increased skill at creating compelling conference submissions.

Please review the CppCon Program Committee Reviewers’ Guide and contact program@cppcon.org if you’re interested in joining the committee.

Call for Submission Advisors

If you have experience creating conference presentations or evaluating conference submissions, please consider helping with the CppCon Submission Advice mailing list.

The work of the Submission Advice volunteers is important to getting the best possible program for the conference each year. It particularly important for us to reach our goal of getting new voices and first time presenters to be represented in the program.

Please review the Submission Advice Volunteers’ Guide and contact program@cppcon.org if you’re interested in volunteering on the Submission Advice mailing list.

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:

Call for Class Proposals

The conference is asking for instructors to submit proposals for classes to be taught in conjunction with next September’s CppCon 2017.

If you are interested in teaching such a class, please contact us at info@cppcon.org and we’ll send you an instructors’ prospectus and address any questions that you might have. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 18th, 2016.

Hotel Room Shortage Predicted

Book Now!

Our contacts at the official conference hotels are predicting that, like last year, all hotel rooms in Bellevue will be booked.

Currently three of our four hotel blocks are full. The Marriott still has some rooms that we’ve reserved for attendees. Originally they had agreed to hold these rooms (at a conference discounted rate) until this Friday, but they’ve agree to extend the deadline to Monday (August 24th) at noon (west coast time).

We strongly encourage anyone planning to attend this year’s conference to book your room right away.

This Friday: Last Day for Early Bird Registration

This fall’s conference will again offer six tracks of top-notch C++ content from some of the best presenters in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to meet hundreds of other software engineers anxious to up their game. This opportunity is a bargain at the Regular registration rate, but register this week to take advantage of Early Bird registration and save $150.

Regular registration at $995, will be starting this weekend.