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A milestone

CppCon 2019 was the first year in our new home at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado.

Long before I’d ever done it, I told people that I thought that moving a conference is almost as much work as starting one from scratch. Now that I have moved a conference, I’ve learned that started a conference from scratch is actually easier than moving that conference after it has been growing in one location for five years.

We asked a lot of the team of volunteers and professionals that make up our staff and the Aqua Army to make this move possible and our team came through in a big way.

As we expected there were first-year-at-a-new-location issues, but also as we expected, attendees were delighted by the new venue and I think we are all excited by the possibilities that we see for our conferences in coming years.

A new home

The first of the these conferences will be CppCon 2020 at the Gaylord Rockies during the week of September 13th, 2020.

Building on the success of this year’s pre and post-conference classes, we will be offering classes on September 12th-13th and 19th-20th. The CppCon 2020 Registration Reception will be on the evening of the 13th and sessions will be the 14th though the 18th.

One feature that met with great approval was the opportunity to have the hotel and conference center under one roof. But we did underestimate the demand for rooms in the GR (as we call it).

As we look forward to next year, we’ve requested more rooms, but we’ve already been told that we won’t be able to get all that we’d like. Other groups that will be at the GR during out dates have also asked for more rooms.

We are committed to finding suitable overflow venues and transportation for all of next year’s attendees, but if you are interested in enjoying the “under one roof” feature of staying at the GR, then you’ll need to reserve your rooms early.

Content

In the meantime, look for slides and source code for your favorite CppCon 2019 sessions at our presentation material repository. That is were you’ll also find the posters that were entered in the CppCon 2019 Poster Competition.

You can also watch CppCon 2019 session videos on YouTube. Some of them are already available on the CppCon YouTube channel in the CppCon 2019 playlist.

Thanks and trip reports

I want to say thanks very much to all the hundreds of people that made CppCon 2019 possible and, in particular, I want to thank those that have published trip reports:

CppCon 2019 Trip Report by Leslie Lai

CppCon 2019 Trip Report by Matt Godbolt

Cppcon 2019 Trip Report by Geoffrey Viola

CppCon 2019 Trip Report and Slides by Anthony Williams

CppCon 2019 trip report by Stephan Dollberg

CPPCON 2019 Trip Report by Jan Wilmans

À propos de cppcon 2019 by Patrice Roy (in French)

NDC TechTown and CppCon trip report by Martin Hořeňovský

CppCon 2019 Trip Report by Alan Shen

 

Podcasts:

CppCast: Provable Functions at CppCon 2019 by Jason Turner and Rob Irving (w/ Lisa Lippincott)

CppCast: Visual C++ Announcements at CppCon 2019 by Jason Turner and Rob Irving (w/ Marian Luparu, Stephan T Lavavej, and Sy Brand)

Take Up Code #257: CppCon: Interview With Sean Hale About Becoming A Software Developer Without A Degree In Computer Science by Wahid Tanner

Take Up Code #258: CppCon: Interview With Nicolai Josuttis About How The C++ Standardization Has Changed Over The Years by Wahid Tanner

Take Up Code #259: CppCon: Interview With Asad Naweed About Augmented Reality by Wahid Tanner

Take Up Code #260: CppCon: Interview With Josh Lospinoso About The Book C++ Crash Course by Wahid Tanner

Take Up Code #261: CppCon: Interview With Conor Hoekstra About C++ Algorithms And Ranges by Wahid Tanner

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.

Call for Open Content Sessions

As we do every year, we offer Open Content session in the early morning, over lunch, and in the evening.

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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.

Free Friday

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.

Presenter Interviews: Emery Berger

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.

Come back next week for another CppCon 2019 presenter interview.

Presenter Interviews: Matthew Butler

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.

Stop by again next week for another CppCon 2019 presenter interview.

Presenter Interviews: Stephan T. Lavavej

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.

Join us again next week for another CppCon 2019 presenter interview.

Presenter Interviews: Kate Gregory

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.

Check back next week for another CppCon 2019 presenter interview.

#include<C++> Sponsorships

#include<C++> is accepting applications for sponsorship to CppCon 2019.

Sponsorships will cover registration, travel, accommodation, and both the Meet the Speakers Banquet and the #include<C++> Celebration Dinner.

Applications are open through August 16th, to any candidate from an under-represented background with regard to the usual CppCon attendees.

The sponsorships are crowdfunded through a GoFundMe campaign that has not quite yet reached its funding goal. Please consider donating to show your support for this sponsorship opportunity.

[Sponsorship Application Form]

[GoFundMe campaign]

 

#include<C++> Celebration Dinner

Join members of #include<C++> for a celebration dinner on the evening of Wednesday, September 18th. Meet other attendees who value inclusion and diversity, and network with some of the most influential members of the C++ community. If you are alone at the conference, be sure to come to the dinner to meet people and feel more connected. If you’re “the only one” from your team come and connect to a larger group and share advice and support.

Kate GregoryAfter a buffet dinner there will be a panel discussion moderated by Kate Gregory, and then there will be more time to strengthen friendships and learn from each other. It will be a special evening – please be part of it!

Note: if cost is an issue for you, please contact #include<C++> to apply for a scholarship to the dinner. Limited numbers are available. If you are able to contribute to the scholarship fund and ensure another attendee is able to benefit from the dinner, they’d love to hear from you, too.

(This option was added to registration late, so attendees that registered early might have missed it. Since it is a stand-alone registration option, just register again selecting only this item.)

You can register here.