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.
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
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.
I look forward to seeing you in Aurora next September.