We have CppCon…

I’m really excited about this event!

Note that the first 100 registrations get a big discount – pasting from the “registration” page:

Regular registration fee is $995 but the first 100 attendees can take advantage of Super Early Bird registration and pay only $695. After that, the Early Bird registration fee is $845 and is valid until the 1st of June. …

The announcement went live four hours ago, and the first registrations have already started to come in.

The full text of today’s announcement follows:

 

CppCon 2014 Registration Open

Opening Keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup
September 7–12, 2014
Bellevue, Washington, USA

Registration is now open for CppCon 2014 to be held September 7–12, 2014 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The conference will start with the keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup titled “Make Simple Tasks Simple!

CppCon is the annual, week-long face-to-face gathering for the entire C++ community. The conference is organized by the C++ community for the community. You will enjoy inspirational talks and a friendly atmosphere designed to help attendees learn from each other, meet interesting people, and generally have a stimulating experience. Taking place this year in the beautiful Seattle neighborhood and including multiple diverse tracks, the conference will appeal to anyone from C++ novices to experts.


What you can expect at CppCon:

  • Invited talks and panels: the CppCon keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup will start off a week full of insight from some of the world’s leading experts in C++. Still have questions? Ask them at one of CppCon’s panels featuring those at the cutting edge of the language.
  • Presentations by the C++ community: What do embedded systems, game development, high frequency trading, and particle accelerators have in common? C++, of course! Expect talks from a broad range of domains experts focused on practical C++ techniques, libraries, and tools.
  • Lightning talks: Get informed at a fast pace during special sessions of short, less formal talks. Never presented at a conference before? This is your chance to share your thoughts on a C++-related topic in an informal setting.
  • Evening events and “unconference” time: Relax, socialize, or start an impromptu coding session.

CppCon’s goal is to encourage the best use of C++ while preserving the diversity of viewpoints and experiences, but other than that it is non-partisan and has no agenda. The conference is a project of the Standard C++ Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to support the C++ software developer community and promote the understanding and use of modern, standard C++ on all compilers and platforms.

8 thoughts on “We have CppCon…

  1. @Rustam: My understanding is that livestream is not going to be possible, especially since there are multiple tracks. However, the organizers are looking into the possibility of recording some sessions — that might happen, but it’s up in the air at this point and also might well not be possible, at least this year.

  2. Hi, I am wondering if are you going to do broadcast of cppcon like GoingNative? It will be nice actually for those programmers which can’t come.

  3. Thanks a bunch, Herb. Thanks also for introducing openframeworks, it’s been immensely helpful in my gamedev work

  4. Yes, the Student registration is for the whole week. It’s a very good deal, we want to make this accessible to students too (even well below cost).

  5. Will there be a *C++ and Beyond* in 2014? Due to work I figure I can attend one of these two events, but not both. Before signing up for CppCon it would be good the plans for a “C++ and Beyond” in 2014.

  6. That’s if you wait until July to register. Right now it’s $695 for the first 100 people, then $845 until the end of June.

    Note that CppCon is 5 days x many tracks (tbd but I expect about 5 week-long tracks), which compared to a 2-3 day x 1 track conference makes it literally a 10x superset of the content of GoingNative for about 2x the price (and note GN was run at a loss on purpose as a contribution to the C++ community), or 10x the content of either C++ and Beyond or Stroustrup & Sutter for less than half the price of either of those. The organizers tried hard to keep the cost accessible while still having a good-quality professional venue that would facilitate attendees’ getting the most out of the event, and I think they did a good job.

    Besides, really, for almost everyone the travel cost will be the majority of the total cost of attending, more than the conference fee…

  7. “CppCon is […] for the /entire/ C++ community.” With a registration fee close to 1000$ this sounds quite sarcastic to me.

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