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CPPCon 2017—Oliver Smith

From another first-time attendee.

CPPCon 2017

by Oliver Smith

From the article:

I love and hate conventions, so I don’t go to them all that often.

Although I’ve watched CPPCon videos, I hadn’t considered something you attended until this year; I wasn’t really convinced it would be worth going.

The agenda for the first few days proposed some very interesting stuff, and I decided to dip my toe...

CppCon 2017 Trip Report—Ben Deane

The title says it all.

CppCon 2017 Trip Report

by Ben Deane

From the article:

Last week in Bellevue, WA, around 1100 C++ programmers got together for CppCon. I love this conference – it’s a chance to meet up with my existing C++ community friends and make new ones, to learn new techniques and explore parts of C++, and to get excited about where C++ is headed in the next 5 years. Just about everything in C++ is represented, from low-level optimization techniques to functional template metaprogramming...

CppCon 2017 Trip Report—Charles L. Wilcox

The title says it all.

CppCon 2017 Trip Report

by Charles L. Wilcox

From the article:

Another CppCon draws to a close, and the future looks healthy and exciting.  Also, I finally gave a Lightning Talk.

Overall, the conference experience this year was very smooth, compared to my last two times here, despite the conference growth.  There were over 1100 attendees, up from about 900 last year.  There were sometimes 7 concurrent tracks, which is larger than years past.  Again, with most every time-slot I suffer from the paradox of choice, and if I chose a less than stellar talk, I regret what I’m potentially missing elsewhere.

#CPPCON2017. Day 2. Why Local Allocators are a Good ...—“No Bugs” Hare

The conference continues!

#CPPCON2017. Day 2. Why Local Allocators are a Good Thing(tm) Performance-Wise, and Why I am Very Cautious about C++17 STL parallelized algos

by "No Bugs" Hare

From the article:

At CPPCON2017 Day 2, two talks were of special interest to me. One was a 2-hour talk about Local Allocators – and another about C++17 STL parallelised algorithms.

Bjarne Stroustrup awarded 2017 Faraday Medal

The Faraday Medal is awarded for conspicuous service rendered to the advancement of science, engineering and technology:

Bjarne Stroustrup awarded 2017 Faraday Medal

by Institution of Engineering and Technology

From the article:

“I am honored and humbled to see my name among so many illustrious previous winners of the prize,” said Stroustrup. “This privilege is only possible through the superb work of the C++ community.”