CppCon 2014 super early bird almost sold out—~20 tickets left

cppcon-144.PNGIf you've been thinking of registering for CppCon, you can save by doing it in the next couple of days. Over at, Boris Kolpackov reports:

Super Early Bird Last Chance

In the past couple of weeks a lot of C++ enthusiasts have registered for CppCon 2014 and as a result we only have about 20 super early bird entries left. If you are planning to attend, this is your last chance to register at the most affordable price.

After the limited Super Early Bird is full, Early Bird registration will be available until the end of June. Student registrations are also available at a heavily subsidized rate to ensure students can take advantage of the program.

See also the Call For Submissions to see the kinds of topics that you can expect to see covered.


C++ and Beyond Road Show 2014—September 29 - October 1, Stuttgart, Germany

Today on the C++ and Beyond blog, Scott Meyers announced that registration is now open for a C&B event in Germany this fall, largely repeating the C&B December 2013 material for the benefit of those who were not able to attend the sold-out event in December.

C&B 2014: September 29 - October 1 in Stuttgart!

with Scott Meyers, Herb Sutter, Andrei Alexandrescu

Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany
September 29 - October 1, 2014

Note: The web page for the event is in German, but the seminar itself will be given in English.

From the announcement:

You can think of this event as the C&B Road Show, because the organization is a little different from how we’ve done things in the past: Most of the talks will be updated versions of the presentations we gave at C&B 2013. (See the schedule here.) If you were unable to attend C&B this past December, this is your chance to see what you missed. ... [See the] web page for C&B 2014 for all the details of this event.

This will be the only C&B in 2014, so we hope to see you in Stuttgart at the end of September for the first-ever C&B in Europe!

GoingNative no longer a standalone conference, being rolled into CppCon

cppcon-155.PNGThe fall C++ conference calendar is consolidating around the new CppCon.

Yesterday afternoon, the organizers of the popular GoingNative C++ conference announced that they will not organize a GoingNative 2014, in favor of supporting CppCon instead as "'the' C++ conference" and the natural successor to GoingNative.

From the announcement:

With CppCon, there's no longer a need to put on a separate GoingNative -- CppCon is just better in every way.

The Call for Submissions is still open, so we don't know the final session list yet. However, topics that are expected to be covered in CppCon sessions include some you'll likely anticipate, as well as others you'll be surprised and delighted to see covered by experts in their fields:

  • C++11 and C++14, of course
  • C++ libraries and frameworks
  • Parallelism and multiprocessing, including coverage of the Concurrency TS, Parallelism TS, and other C++ libraries and tools for parallel computing
  • Concepts and generic programming
  • Functional programming
  • High-performance and low-latency computing
  • Real-world application experience reports
  • Tools and processes for C++ development
  • Using C++ in mobile applications, embedded devices, and Internet of Things
  • Industry-specific C++: gaming, trading, scientific, robotics, ...
  • And more...

If you liked GoingNative, you will love CppCon [... with] 150+ talk sessions expected -- plus more than just regular talks, including "unconference time" with lightning talks, birds-of-a-feather sessions, evening gatherings, and more.

Reaction on the CppCon site.

CppCon 2014 Call for Submissions

cppcon-165.PNGCppCon announced today:

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 and so we invite you to present.

Have you learned something interesting about C++, maybe a new technique possible in C++11? Or perhaps you have implemented something cool related to C++, maybe a new C++ library? If so, consider sharing it with other C++ enthusiasts by giving a talk at CppCon 2014. Submissions deadline is May 15 with decisions sent by June 13. For topic ideas, possible formats, and submission instructions, see the Submissions page.

From the Submissions page:


CppCon is organized by the C++ community for the community and so we invite the community to present.

Who Should Submit?

You. If you have something interesting to share with the C++ community then consider presenting. Our goal is to create the best program that we can and we feel that there must be room for both seasoned presenters and new voices.


We are open to any topic that will be of interest to a mainstream C++ audience. Below are some ideas.

  • C++11
  • C++ libraries and frameworks of general interest
  • C++14 and new standardization proposals
  • Parallelism/multi-processing
  • Concepts and generic programming
  • Functional programming
  • High performance computing
  • Software development tools, techniques, and processes for C++
  • Practical experiences using C++ in real-world applications
  • Industry-specific perspectives: mobile and embedded systems, game development, high performance trading, scientific programming, robotics, etc.


Standard presentation sessions are one hour long (including Q&A). We can accommodate half hour sessions and multi-hour submissions. Note that multi-hour submissions may be harder to accommodate. Please indicate your flexibility.

We will also have Lightning Talks, but they need not be submitted in advance. We will share more information about Lightning Talks and other opportunities for Open Content in time for you to plan your participation.

Speaker Registration

Half and full session speakers will have their conference registration fee waived (one speaker per session). If you are planning to submit a proposal, please do not register for the conference at this time. You’ll be contacted with special registration instructions later.

Further financial assistance is available to all speakers. Details are provided on request.


Please include:

  • Session Information:
    • Session Title
    • Session Type: lecture, panel, tutorial, workshop, case study, demonstration, etc.
    • A one or two paragraph abstract, suitable for the conference web site
    • Optimum, minimum, and maximum length (these may be the same); see Format above
    • Level/Audience: basic, intermediate, advanced, library authors, game developers, etc.
    • Whether you allow us to record your session
    • Session materials that will be available at conference time (slides, source code, etc.)
  • Presenter Information:
    • A short biography, suitable for the conference web site
    • A headshot photo of about 150 x 150 (will be contacted for it separately)
    • Your public contact information (twitter handle, blog, website, google+ page, etc)
    • Your private contact information (at least email, will not be made public)

All submissions should be made through the EasyChair conference management system. If you have not already registered at EasyChair, you will need to do so in order to submit your proposal. All submissions will go through a peer review process.

Presenters are encouraged, but not required, to submit slides and source code for distribution to attendees and to agree to have their sessions recorded. Presenters must agree to grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to publish submitted and/or recorded materials, either electronically or in print, in any media related to CppCon.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact the Program Committee. If you have any technical problems with EasyChair, please contact them for help.


Submission deadline: 15 May 2014
Decision notifications by: 13 June 2014
Program available online: 27 June 2014

For a chronological view of all the key dates, refer to the CppCon 2014 Timeline.

Upcoming Public Presentations by Scott Meyers

Scott Meyers has announced upcoming talks for 2014:

Upcoming Public Presentations

by Scott Meyers

2014 is shaping up to be a year with more public presentations than usual. As always, you can find links to all my scheduled talks at my Upcoming Talks page, but here are the ones scheduled so far: ... there will be more to come.

Highlights from the article:

May 22, Menlo Park, CA, USA: "The Last Thing D Needs"

June 4, Oslo, Norway: "Effective Modern C++," "Type Deduction and Why You Care," "The Most Important Design Guideline," and "CPU Caches and Why You Care"

September 17, Pennsylvania, USA: "CPU Caches and Why You Care"

October 7-8, London, UK: Two-day "Effective C++11/14 Programming" seminar

CppCon 2014 Registration Open: September 7-12, Bellevue, WA, USA

cppcon-173.PNGThe Standard C++ Foundation is very pleased to announce the first annual CppCon.


Registration is now open for CppCon 2014 to be held September 7–12, 2014 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The conference will start with the keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup titled "Make Simple Tasks Simple!"

CppCon is the annual, week-long face-to-face gathering for all C++ users. 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.

What you can expect at CppCon:

  • Invited talks and panels: The CppCon keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup will start off a week full of insight from some of the world’s leading experts in C++. Still have questions? Ask them at one of CppCon’s panels featuring those at the cutting edge of the language.
  • Presentations by the C++ community: What do embedded systems, game development, high frequency trading, and particle accelerators have in common? C++, of course! Expect talks from a broad range of domains focused on practical C++ techniques, libraries, and tools.
  • Lightning talks: Get informed at a fast pace during special sessions of short, less formal talks. Never presented at a conference before? This is your chance to share your thoughts on a C++-related topic in an informal setting.
  • Evening events and “unconference” time: Relax, socialize, or start an impromptu coding session.

CppCon’s goal is to encourage the best use of C++. 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.

Stroustrup & Sutter on C++ Update

eelive.PNGUpdate: The EE Live! organizers have announced that they are able to expand the room for Stroustrup & Sutter on C++, and so seats are still available for Bjarne Stroustrup's and Herb Sutter's two-day seminar:

Super C++ Tutorial: Stroustrup & Sutter on C++

EE Live!
March 31 - April 1, 2014
McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, CA, USA

We invite you to spend two insightful and informative days with C++ luminaries Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, and Herb Sutter, the chair of the ISO C++ committee, as they address the most important issues for C++ developers in 2014.

If you are interested in attending and have not registered yet, seats are still available -- register today.

See also the session details announcement for more information about topics and content. This event is especially well timed with the technical completion of C++14 just one month ago, and will include solid and practical coverage from two of the key people who shape the C++ standard about how to effectively apply many C++14 features that are already available in your current compilers.

C++ User Group Meetings in March

The montly overview about C++ User Group Meetings:

C++ User Group Meetings in March 2014

by Jens Weller

From the Article:

The full list of all meetings in march:

10.3 C++ UG Malmö, Sweden - C++folk/ C++11 Lightning talks
10.3 C++ UG Philadelphia - boost spirit
12.3 C++ UG San Francisco/Bayarea - Fun with Lamdas: C++14 Style
13.3 C++ UG Lyon, France
13.3 C++ UG Dresden - building Compilers in C++
17.3 C++ UG Belgium - Whats new in C++14
17.3 C++ UG London
17.3 C++ UG NRW/Dortmund
17.3 C++ UG Denver - C++11 Standard
18.3 C++ UG Berlin - Peter Gottschling - Matrix Template Library
18.3 C++ UG Hamburg
19.3 C++ UG NRW/Düsseldorf - Exception Safety guarantees in C++
19.3 C++ UG North West/Seattle - C++17: I see a monad in your future
20.3 C++ UG Munich - C++ IO Streams
25.3 C++ UG Chicago seems like they need a location!
27.3 C++ UG New York - C++14

Call for Papers for Meeting C++ 2014

Finally I can announce the date and place for Meeting C++ 2014:
We will meet this year in Berlin at the Andels Hotel on the 5th and 6th December!

With the announcement also the call for papers has started, until April 20th you can send in your talks for the conference. This years theme track is "Scientific Programming with C++", I hope to have again a lot of diverse talks about C++ at the conference!

C++ Now 2014 sold out in under a month

cppnow14-soldout.pngAs interest in C++ keeps rising, there are more C++ events but they are also selling out faster. C++ Now 2013, Going Native 2013, and C++ and Beyond 2013 all sold out, some six months before the event.

Now C++ Now 2014 has sold out faster than last year -- this time it sold out in less than a month since registration opened, with over three months left to go.

The good news: You can still register to get on the waiting list, and if you act now there's a good chance you can still get a seat. Each year there will be some number of cancellations, and the organizers expect to be able to take a number of people on the waiting list.

If you have not yet registered for C++ Now 2014 but are interested in potentially going, even if you're not certain yet you should join the waiting list today to get in the queue for a chance to sign up for the last few seats that will open up!


If you missed registering for C++ Now and don't make the waiting list, don't despair -- there will be additional major C++ events around the world later this year. Watch for upcoming announcements here on Stay tuned...