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imageThe speakers and sessions for GoingNative 2012 (Feb 2-3, Redmond WA USA) have now been posted. With the focus squarely on C++11 on all compilers and platforms, I think this is going to be the C++ event of the first half of 2012, and I’m very pleased with the caliber of our speakers and their technical and industry breadth.

Note: 85% Sold Out. All sessions will be publicly available online for free, both livestream and on-demand for posterity. But to attend in person and be in the (very nice) room, tickets are just $112 and currently 85% sold out; I expect the rest to go quickly now that the talks are posted, so if you’ve been on the edge, this week is a good time to register here.

Kodiak room: Click for 360-view in PhotosynthSpeakers and Sessions. Here’s a summary of the talk titles; see the page for the full session list with abstracts. The bulk of the program is all about the new C++11 standard as it exists today. On Day 2, we’ve also included a couple of forward-looking topics that C++ developers are frequently asking about and we felt were important to cover – especially with the key experts already in the building. The program also includes two interactive panels where you’ll be able to ask and tweet questions for the speakers.

Day 1 (Theme: C++11 Today)

  • Opening Keynote: C++11 Style (Bjarne Stroustrup, TAMU)
  • Threads and Shared Variables in C++11 (Hans Boehm, Hewlett-Packard)
  • STL11 – Magic && Secrets (Stephan T. Lavavej, Microsoft)
  • Variadic Templates are Funadic (Andrei Alexandrescu, Facebook)
  • Panel: The Importance of Being Native (Andrei Alexandrescu, Hans Boehm, Bjarne Stroustrup, Herb Sutter)

Day 2 (Theme: C++11 Today and Tomorrow)

  • C++11, VC++11 and Beyond (Herb Sutter, Microsoft)
  • C++11 and Clang (Chandler Carruth, Google)
  • Static If I Had a Hammer (Andrei Alexandrescu, Facebook)
  • A Concept Design for C++ (Bjarne Stroustrup and Andrew Sutton, TAMU)
  • Panel: Ask Us Anything! (all speakers)

As promised, the focus on learning and using Standard C++11 – what it is, where it’s at, and where it’s going. I’m really excited to be a part of this, and I hope you enjoy it. In my original post I listed several ways your team can benefit from this material remotely, and I encourage you to plan for it, live or otherwise. I look forward to seeing many of you there in person.

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