Events

Slides of the 28th of June 2018 BeCPP Meeting—Marc Gregoire

BeCPP_Logo_282x64.pngOn June 28th 2018, the Belgian C++ Users Group had their next event sponsored by Western Digital.

Slides of the 28th of June 2018 BeCPP Meeting

About the event:

  • "Strongly Typed Declarative Bitsets in C++17" (Ewoud van Craeynest)
  • "The Observer pattern and boost.signals2" (Lieven de ####)

If you couldn’t attend the event in person, or if you would like to go over the material again, you can download them from the BeCPP website.

CppCon: New promo video, and Early Bird registration ends this weekend

Note: Two days left to register for CppCon 2018 at the Early Bird discounted rate.

Just announced on the CppCon blog, here's a two-minute summary video of CppCon 2017. If you weren't there, here's a fast way to get the feel and flavor of the event. If you were there, maybe you'll see yourself. How many of the people can you name?

Early Bird registration ends this weekend

From the announcement:

No matter when you register for CppCon 2018, you be able to meet with over a thousand other professional C++ engineers, including

  • book, blog, and library authors,
  • standards committee members,
  • compiler and other tool implementers, and
  • teachers and trainers
  • scores of the best presenters in the industry, and
  • exhibitors from all over the world

[and] attend

  • five days of six or seven tracks of peer-reviewed presentations,
  • daily plenary talks from recognized industry leaders,
  • multiple lightning talk sessions,
  • expert panels and special sessions,
  • poster presentations, and
  • social events.

But if you do it by this weekend, you save more than enough money to treat yourself to the Meet the Speakers Dinner...

The CppCon Early Bird discounted ticket rate is available through tomorrow. Register here for CppCon 2018, Sep 23-29!

CppCon keynote: Patterns and Techniques Used in the Houdini 3D Graphics Application (Mark Elendt)

headshot1-200x300.jpgNote: Three days left to register for CppCon 2018 at the Early Bird discounted rate.

In 2018, the ISO C++ committee and C++11 were thanked on camera from the Oscars stage. The shout out was by this Academy Award winner, who will be keynoting CppCon this September:

CppCon 2018 Plenary: Patterns and Techniques Used in the Houdini 3D Graphics Application (Mark Elendt)

From the announcement:

Not only has Houdini been used in all of the Visual Effects Academy Award winning films of the past 10 years, but it has also been used for television shows like Game of Thrones and Stranger Things as well as content creation for many AAA video games, and even for scientific visualization.

Houdini artists are tasked with creating amazing, never before seen visual effects. They constantly push both performance and scale in the software. Since the early 1990’s Houdini’s C++ architecture has provided a flexible platform that has enabled artists from around the world to create their vision.

Mark will discuss some of the patterns and approaches that have been used in Houdini to meet the demands of production, from the early days of dealing with c-front to embracing modern features provided by modern C++.

If you’re not sure what CppCon is like, here are sample attendee quotes from a previous CppCon that came up randomly on the CppCon site this morning:

“The 'star' speakers were fantastic as always ... [they] always deliver, and the fact that you can just walk up and talk to them all week is an amazing experience.” “A great way to learn about where the language is going in the future, and to meet the people who make that happen.”

The CppCon Early Bird discounted ticket rate is available for the rest of this week. Register here for CppCon 2018, Sep 23-29!

C++ on Sea: Call for Speakers

The new C++ conference "C++ on Sea" is calling for speakers until end of July.

C++ on Sea: Call for Speakers

by C++ on Sea

From the call:

Kate Gregory and Matt Godbolt are already confirmed as keynote speakers!

So you'd like to present at C++ on Sea? Great! We look forward to and welcome submissions from everyone, including those who might otherwise feel excluded.

We have slots for 60 minute and 90 minute talks, as well as full day workshops (on a dedicated, post-conference, day). 120 minute talks are also possible (by stacking two 60 minute sessions back-to-back), but they should be rare. We will also be running lightning talks on the first evening, and will start accepting proposals for those just before - or at - the conference itself.

We want to put on the best conference possible. While that means we'll look for a good number of experienced speakers, we also feel that it's important to have space in the programme for newer speakers. We want to draw on as diverse a range of contributors as possible - the less your voice is usually heard the more valuable it can be! So we'd also like to make especially clear that people from all backgrounds - minorities or otherwise - are not only welcome, but we will do whatever we can to actively support you. If you have any questions or concerns about this, always feel free to contact us.

Registration for Student- and Supporttickets for Meeting C++ 2018 is available

Meeting C++ has opened their programs for attending the conference over the student- and support ticket programs.

Announcing the student and support tickets for Meeting C++ 2018

by Jens Weller

From the article:

The programs for attending Meeting C++ with through a free ticket are back! You can now register for a Student and/or Support ticket.

Also, additionally the application form for the volunteer program is open...

CppCon keynote: Simplicity, not just for beginners—Kate Gregory

KateGregory-300x300.jpegNote: Five days left to register for CppCon 2018 at the Early Bird discounted rate.

Another keynote announcement, another reason not to miss CppCon 2018 this September:

CppCon 2018 Keynote: Simplicity: Not Just for Beginners (Kate Gregory)

From the announcement:

In this talk I’ll spend a little time on why simpler is better, and why we resist simplicity. Then I’ll provide some specific approaches that are likely to make your code simpler, and discuss what you need to know and do in order to consistently write simpler code and reap the benefits of that simplicity.

If you’re not sure what CppCon is like, here are sample attendee quotes from a previous CppCon that came up randomly on the CppCon site this morning:

“The best place to meet other C++ users and learn about the problems they have faced and solved.” “Just go - you won't reget it!”

The CppCon Early Bird discounted ticket rate is available for the rest of this week. Register here for CppCon 2018, Sep 23-29!

CppCon: Spectre keynote, Early Bird rate available until Saturday

Note: Six days left to register for CppCon 2018 at the Early Bird discounted rate.

From the CppCon blog, one of this year's keynotes is on one of the hottest programming language topics of the year:

CppCon 2018 Plenary: Spectre: Secrets, Side-Channels, Sandboxes, and Security by Chandler Carruth

There will also be a followup panel of industry experts who have helped lead the software response to this problem. From the announcement:

Chandler, who leads the C++ and LLVM teams at Google ... is one of the lead engineers within Google and across the industry working to respond to these developments.

From his talk’s description:

The discovery of speculative execution side-channel attacks (called “Spectre”) fundamentally changes the security model of every modern superscalar microprocessor. Extracting secret data (credit cards, cryptographic keys) through side-channels is not new and has challenged the cryptographic community for decades. However, speculative execution attack techniques have fundamentally altered the ease and applicability of side-channels: far more code is impacted by these attacks and they can more reliably be weaponized. Responding to these issues has impacted CPU design, compiler design, library design, sandbox techniques and even the C++ programming language and standard.

This talk will explain how these kinds of attacks work at a high level and provide a clear set of terminology to describe these classes of vulnerabilities and attacks. It will show how the different variants work at the low level of modern hardware to give a detailed and precise understanding of the mechanics involved on CPUs today.

In addition to his plenary address, Chandler will participate in a panel discussion with other experts from across the industry who have helped lead this security incident response.
 

If you’re not sure what CppCon is like, here’s a sample attendee quote from a previous CppCon that came up randomly on the CppCon home page this morning:

“If you want to meet awesome people, spend a week in a fantastic city, and have your mind-blown by incredible speakers then look no further than CppCon. It is THAT good.”

The CppCon Early Bird discounted ticket rate is available for one more week. Register here for CppCon 2018, Sep 23-29!

CppCon Early Bird deadline, and two plenary speakers announced

bjarne-s.jpgFrom the CppCon blog:

Early Bird Deadline | First Speaker Announcement

From the article:

We’ll be counting down the days with announcements of this year’s plenary speakers, including today’s plenary speaker announcement.

Next Friday, the last business day of Early Bird registration, we’ll share a special goodie...

Two of our most popular speakers, Bjarne Stroustrup and Herb Sutter, are confirmed speakers for CppCon 2018.

If you're not sure what CppCon is like, here's a sample attendee quote from a previous CppCon that came up randomly on the CppCon home page this morning:

"I guess it's a bit like going to a concert where pretty much all of your favorite bands play, except you can also have lunch with them, talk to them, ask them what their songs mean and let them listen to your own songs. And share your thoughts and ideas with hundreds of other people who all feel the same. This is the Woodstock of C++."

The CppCon Early Bird discounted ticket rate is available for one more week. Register here for CppCon 2018, Sep 23-29!