CppCon 2014 Call for Submissions

More news about the first annual CppCon that was announced last week:

CppCon 2014 Call for Submissions

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 and so we invite you to present.

Have you learned something interesting about C++, maybe a new technique possible in C++11? Or perhaps you have implemented something cool related to C++, maybe a new C++ library? If so, consider sharing it with other C++ enthusiasts by giving a talk at CppCon 2014. Submissions deadline is May 15 with decisions sent by June 13. For topic ideas, possible formats, and submission instructions, see the Submissions page.

Note that speakers get free registration to attend the whole conference.

I strongly encourage you to present – not “even if” you’ve never presented before, but “especially if” you haven’t. At 5 days x ~5 tracks x ~6 full-length talks per day, this is a big conference with a lot of room for half-length (30 min), full-length (60 min) and multi-hour formal talks (this is in addition to Lightning Talks, which will be arranged later).

For an idea of talks, from the Submissions page:

We are open to any topic that will be of interest to a mainstream C++ audience. Below are some ideas.

  • C++11
  • C++ libraries and frameworks of general interest
  • C++14 and new standardization proposals
  • Parallelism/multi-processing
  • Concepts and generic programming
  • Functional programming
  • High performance computing
  • Software development tools, techniques, and processes for C++
  • Practical experiences using C++ in real-world applications
  • Industry-specific perspectives: mobile and embedded systems, game development, high performance trading, scientific programming, robotics, etc.

I know a number of people who are already planning to submit talks, and I am certain we will get talks on all these topics, and likely more.

As for me, I’m going to go propose a talk on lock-free programming now… everyone should have fun with lock-free mail slots and linked lists, and know when to worry about the ABA problem (and know how to solve it in portable C++11 code).

What should you do next?

If you have a talk idea, run don’t walk to submit a talk – but don’t register for the conference yet as you will get free registration for the conference if your talk is accepted.

Otherwise, register today! The first 100 to register get the Super Early Bird rate of $695 for the whole conference, and registration got off to a strong start since it opened last week – a good number of first-100 places are still available. This is the coolest and most informative event for C++ in nearly 20 years, and whether you’re a C++ novice or an expert you are going to have a great time and learn a lot of practical information and skills you can use on your project today.