ACCU 2015 Call for Papers

ACCU 2015 is now putting together its program, and they want you to speak on C++. ACCU has long had a strong C++ track, though it is not a C++-only conference. If you have something to share, check out the call for papers. 

Call for Papers

ACCU 2015

We invite you to propose a session for this leading software development conference...

The Call for Papers lasts 5 weeks and will close at midnight Wednesday 5th November 2014. Remember, remember, the 5th of November...

18 C++ User Group Meetings in October

The monthly overview on upcoming C++ User Group Meetings:

C++ User Group Meetings in October

by Jens Weller

From the article:

The monthly overview on the meetings of C++ User Groups world wide:

1.10 C++ UG Austin - Understanding and Using Generic Libraries in C++
2.10 C++ UG Paris - C++ FRUG #4 - C++ & Python
2.10 C++ UG New York - An Evening with Bjarne Stroustrup
2.10 C++ UG Madrid - De 0 a 100 (Taller)
2.10 C++ UG Istanbul - R-value references and Move Semantics
8.10 C++ UG San Francisco/ Bay area - Presentation and Q&A
9.10 C++ UG Dresden - Build Systems
11.10 C++ UG Pune, India - A hands-on introduction to the Boost Libraries
15.10 C++ UG Montpellier - Rencontre C++
15.10 C++ UG Düsseldorf - Coding Dojo
15.10 C++ UG Santa Barbara - Kickoff meeting
16.10 C++ UG Seattle/North West - Compiler Technologies
20.10 C++ UG Denver - Coding Dojo
21.10 C++ UG Berlin - No topic yet.
22.10 C++ UG Hamburg - Einführung in MPI
22.10 C++ UG San Francisco/ Bay area - Workshop and Discussion Group
23.10 C++ UG Bristol - "Lessons From Test Code" with Jon Jagger
25.10 C++ UG Saratov, Russia
29.10 C++ UG London - No topic yet.

CppCon 2014 videos online

From the CppCon blog:

2014 Videos Online

We are announcing the CppCon Channel on YouTube with the first uploads of our video from CppCon 2014.

Our first videos feature our three keynote presentations from Bjarne Stroustrup, Mark Maimone, and Mike Acton; as well as our opening and closing plenary sessions from Scott Meyers and Herb Sutter. 

Over the next few weeks we’ll be uploading videos of most of the conference sessions including panels, lightning talks, and over one hundred sessions from the six tracks that made up the core of our conference program. The first two of our regular session uploads are from Michael Caisse and Thomas Rodgers.

We’d like to thank the speakers for allowing these sessions to be recorded and shared and Bash Films for the production of these videos.

Fun with C++14 Lambdas at Silicon Valley Code Camp—Sumant Tambe

If you're going to SVCC'14, check out the C++ sessions:

Fun with C++14 Lambdas at Silicon Valley Code Camp

by Sumant Tambe

From the article:

Believe it or not, but the 9th Silicon Valley Code Camp is less than 2 weeks away and I can't wait to be at the largest software technology conference setup by developers for developers -- and here is the best part -- at no cost to the attendees. So far, there are 234 registered sessions, 7 technical tracks, and over 3100 registrations. So mark your calendar -- it's October 11th and 12th, Saturday and Sunday, as always.

C++ is hot again at SVCC and third year in a row there is a dedicated track for modern C++...

Stroustrup on “The Essence of C++”—Montreal, Canada, on October 7

Just announced today, Bjarne Stroustrup will be giving a free public talk in Montreal, Canada, on October 7:

Bjarne Stroustrup, celebrated inventor of the C++ language, in Montreal

A free conference presented October 7 by Morgan Stanley and TechnoMontréal

From the press release:

This free event, presented in collaboration with TechnoMontréal, will be held at Place des Arts at 2:30 pm. Only 1,000 tickets are available and can be booked through the Place des Arts box office.

The conference, presented in English, will be of particular interest to software developers. Building on the distinctive foundations of C ++, Stroustrup will examine how new and existing features support (or distract from) programming, and how they promote an innovative style of design that is more efficient. Developers from Morgan Stanley's Technology & Engineering Centre in Montreal will be present to answer questions after the conference.

The Essence of C++
A technical conference with Bjarne Stroustrup
October 7, 2014, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm
(Doors open at 2:00 pm)
Places des Arts, Théâtre Maisonneuve
175 Ste Catherine Street West

Free event – limited seating!

Less than two weeks till C++ and Beyond Stuttgart

If you're in Europe and couldn't attend last week's CppCon, you have a closer option available: C++ and Beyond in Stuttgart with Scott Meyers, Herb Sutter, and Andrei Alexandrescu will be held on September 29 through October 1. Registration is still open.

C&B is a different event from CppCon -- a more intimate and interactive seminar, with classic material that the Three Amigos gave at C++ and Beyond in the past, plus breaking updates.

From the blogosphere:

C&B Stuttgart Just Two Weeks Away!
by Scott Meyers

Next stop: Stuttgart
by Herb Sutter

Trip Report: CppCon Just Ended—Charley

As folks are heading home, a number are writing up trip reports for the companies or colleagues. Here's one from the Qt community:

CppCon Just Ended

by Charley

From the post:

Apologies for cross-post qt-interest and qt-dev, but wanted to be sure both groups saw the announcement for next year (20-25 Sep-2015).

WOW AGAIN for a great conference.  Really heavy-hitters there, with information I don't know is available elsewhere...

This was a "first-year" conference, and it was a huge success (about 600 people, it exceeded their goals).  There is a strong possibility that it will double in size for next year, and they have a venue that can handle that...

Even though it was a "first-year" conference, it is interesting to note that a "culture" is clearly starting to form.  It was incredibly open, and collegiate, and supportive across the different industries and companies -- for newcomers and for experienced people (although it is most definitely a place where experienced people can finally discuss their advanced issues when they have nobody else at their company to help).

These were incredibly smart people merely coming together to talk about problems and solutions and experiences in using and growing C++.  I'm going back again next year (assuming their restraining order against me has expired by then).

CppCon 2014 is done—Jon Kalb


CppCon 2014 is done

by Jon Kalb

From the article:

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.