Triple trip report from ACCU, C++ Russia and C++Now 2018 – Part 1—Jonathan Boccara

Were you there?

Triple trip report from ACCU, C++ Russia and C++Now 2018 – Part 1

by Jonathan Boccara

From the article:

Going to conferences is a great experience, to learn about your domain and meet people that work in it. Going to conferences can give you tools to write better code.

I’ve had the chance to go to (and speak at) three conferences over a month:

  • ACCU in Bristol, UK at the beginning of April,
  • C++ Russia in Saint-Petersburg, Russia in mid April,
  • C++Now in Aspen, US at the beginning of May.

I haven’t seen many people attending all three of them, so I figured I could make a combined trip report, to give you an idea of what they’re like. And more importantly what you would get by attending either one.

And a huge thanks to the company I work for, Murex, for sending me all over the world of C++!

Start speaking at Meeting C++ 2018

As it was a big success last year, Meeting C++ has again a track for new speakers, and is looking for folks which like to submit their talk ideas to the conference!

The call for Talks for Meeting C++ 2018 ends on June 17th.

Call for a more diverse program at Meeting C++ 2018!

by Jens Weller

From the article:

Last years track for new speakers was a great success, so Meeting C++ will dedicate a track to this now in every year. So I'd like to reach out to the C++ Community, who do you think has something interesting to say about C++ and could start speaking at this years Meeting C++?

Submission Reminder—cppcon

Don't forget.

Submission Reminder

by cppcon

From the article:

The deadline for session submissions is only days away. Review the Call for Submissions and make your submission soon. You can run your ideas by the Submission Advice mailing list, but you must hurry for this. The advice list gets very busy as the deadline draws near...

“Modern C++ Template Programming” with Nicolai Josuttis

Meeting C++ 2018 offers also a workshop with Nicolai Josuttis:

Modern C++ Template Programming

by Jens Weller

From the article:

Each and every C++ programmer uses templates. Containers such as vector<> or array<>, strings, algorithms such as sort(), iterators, and I/O streams are all implemented as generic code. Modern C++ adds type traits, smart pointers, and template member functions such as emplace(), and generic lambdas as a tricky form of generic code.

Nevertheless the knowledge and understanding of how to implement and use templates is very limited and each and every programmer is sooner or later getting uncertain.

This workshop therefore discusses templates for a whole day to make clear what it means to use templates and how to use them in practice. As a result the general understanding of templates will be improved and generic code might become more helpful and less surprising.

March 2018 ISO C++ Meeting Trip Report (SG1: Concurrency and Parallelism)—Thomas Rodgers

The future is still getting closer.

March 2018 ISO C++ Meeting Trip Report (SG1: Concurrency and Parallelism)

by Thomas Rodgers

From the article:

This year’s Winter ISO C++ Standard Committee meeting was held in March in Jacksonville, Florida. A number of larger features, for which there is substantial interest but which are also difficult to get right, were discussed:

  • Concepts, along with Concept types from the Ranges TS; see P0898 and n4685
  • Modules; see n4689
  • Coroutines; see n4723
  • Networking; see n4711
  • Executors; see p0443

Keynotes at Meeting C++ 2018

Much to expect from this years set of Keynote speakers at Meeting C++ 2018

Keynotes at Meeting C++ 2018

by Jens Weller

From the article:

Two of them are well known for a long time in the C++ community as speakers and book authors, while Lisa can be seen as a newcomer. All three of them still have some time to think about what they'd like to talk about, I might give you more insights into the keynotes later this year.