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Meeting C++ Newsletter - May 2014
this is the Meeting C++ May newsletter. I'll focus on the news about various C++ conferences, quickly visit the Internet of Things and at the end again a short link list of good reads.
The voting on the talks has ended just a few days ago, and the result made it really easy for me to pick the right talks. Which are now (mostly) online. I hope to get them all online, but I only want to put a talk online if I also have the ok of the speaker. Most speakers are already online with their profiles. The Schedule will be online in the beginning of June. Early bird tickets are still available, but this could be the first year where I sell out the earlybird tickets before the deadline in July. Sales have been so far very good and a lot better then last year. The conference will be opened by Scott Meyers and the closing keynote is held by Hartmut Kaiser.
Also new in this year is, that for the first time ever, Meeting C++ will have a student program in 2014! In cooperation with my sponsor think-cell this student program will bring 50 Students to the conference. Students can apply until November 3rd, the final selection will then be made by think-cell. Already on the 4th December - one day before the conference starts - think-cell will host 3 C++ related workshops for the students and invite them to dinner.
I'm traveling on Friday to Aspen to visit C++Now for the 3rd time. C++Now offers a week long of C++ content, mostly boost and standard related. Its a gathering of C++ enthusiasts, exchanging their knowledge in a very special location: Aspen. This is also the place where 2 years ago the idea to Meeting C++ finalized, this year I'll be speaking about 0xBADCODE, a talk not only about bad code. The full schedule is available online, the sessions will again be recorded, and most likely be available in Summer.
There is a great conference in the making: CppCon will be in Seattle at the begin of September 2014. It is organized by a team of C++ experts. Jon Kalb has assembled a great team to make this conference with the backing of isocpp.org possible, they are also joined by the GoingNative team. This conference will be like a week long GoingNative with a taste of C++Now and Meeting C++. I hope to also speak at and attend this conference. The program committee is still looking for talks, so if you'd like to speak about something related to C++, this could be your chance. Submit your talk to CppCon!
Internet of Things
I had the pleasure to attend a workshop at Intel in Munich about this topic, but also have talked to various other players in the field, for example Microsoft. I originally got interested in this field, as its an important topic for my Sponsor Intel. While Internet of Things is a buzzword, the connection of cheaper sensors and embedded devices will change many fields and has a bright future. Arduino, Rasberry Pi and similar boards are just the beginning. I believe that this new and exciting field of innovation should be powered by C++, with clang we are able to have the newest C++ standards also available to the embedded world. The Intel Galileo Board with which I could run some examples at the workshop, had already a GCC in 4.8.1 installed, so modern C++ is an option on such devices. The Intel Galileo Board is arduino compatible, but powered with Intel Hardware.