Jekyll2016-02-03T00:40:53+00:00http://cppnow.org/cppnowC++Now! / Boostcon - A gathering of C++ experts and enthusiasts from around the world.C++Now!Registration is Open2016-01-28T00:00:00+00:002016-01-28T00:00:00+00:00http://cppnow.org/2016-conference/announcements/2016/01/28/registration-is-open<style> img[alt=Aspen] { float: right; padding:10px; background: #f1f1f1; border:5px #f1f1f1 solid; } </style> <p>Registration for C++Now 2016 is open!</p> <p>The Tenth annual C++Now Conference (formerly BoostCon) will be held at the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado, May 9th to 14th, 2016.</p> <!--more--> <p><img src="/images/clow_2009_1.jpg" alt="Aspen" title="Photograph by Laurie Clow. Used with permission." /> <em>Photograph by Laurie Clow. Used with permission.</em></p> <p>C++Now host sold out for the last three years and we expect to sell out again. Register immediately so you won’t miss out.</p> <p>Register now at <a href="https://cppnow2016.eventbrite.com/">our registration page</a>.</p> <h3 id="submitters">Submitters</h3> <p><em>Note to submitters</em>: If you have submitted a session for the 2016 conference, <em>do not register at this time</em>. You will be contacted with registration instructions.</p> <h3 id="sponsorships">Sponsorships</h3> <p>Sponsorship opportunities for 2016 are available. For a copy of the conference Sponsorship Prospectus contact <a href="&#109;&#097;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;:&#115;&#112;&#111;&#110;&#115;&#111;&#114;&#115;&#104;&#105;&#112;&#064;&#099;&#112;&#112;&#110;&#111;&#119;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103;">&#115;&#112;&#111;&#110;&#115;&#111;&#114;&#115;&#104;&#105;&#112;&#064;&#099;&#112;&#112;&#110;&#111;&#119;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103;</a>.</p> <p>C++Now is presented by Boost in-cooperation with ACM.</p>Registration for C++Now 2016 is open! The Tenth annual C++Now Conference (formerly BoostCon) will be held at the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado, May 9th to 14th, 2016.Call For Submissions2015-11-17T00:00:00+00:002015-11-17T00:00:00+00:00http://cppnow.org/2016-conference/announcements/2015/11/17/call-for-submission<style> img[alt=Aspen] { float: right; padding:10px; background: #f1f1f1; border:5px #f1f1f1 solid; } img[alt=Winners] { align: center; padding:10px; background: #f1f1f1; border:5px #f1f1f1 solid; } </style> <p>We invite you to submit session proposals to the 5th annual C++Now Conference (tenth annual BoostCon): C++Now 2016 (Aspen CO, USA, May 9 – 14, 2016).</p> <p>Building upon the resounding success of previous BoostCon and C++Now conferences, C++Now 2016 will present leading speakers from the whole C++ community.</p> <!--more--> <p>The C++Now Conference is dedicated to discussion and education about C++, an open and free language and standard.  Our Conference will focus on discussion and education about open source software usage and developments in the C++ developer and user community. To reflect the breadth of the C++ and Boost communities, the conference includes sessions aimed at three constituencies: C++ and Boost end-users, hard-core library and tool developers, and researchers pushing the boundaries of computation. The program fosters interaction and engagement within and across those groups, with an emphasis on discussion.</p> <p>As a multi-paradigm language, C++ is a melting pot with the most compelling ideas from other programming communities blending in powerful ways. Historically, some of the most popular sessions at C++Now have highlighted these concepts, from DSLs to functional programming to transactional memory and more.  Bring your C#, Python, Ruby or Haskell influences to bear in an environment that will broaden their exposure.</p> <p>At C++Now 2016 we would like to focus on the now established C++11 and C++14 standards and how those standards shape C++’s future. However, by no means is this intended to restrict the topics of proposals we hope to see. Any other topic related to C++, as described below, is suitable for submission.</p> <p><img src="/images/ZoeticaEbb/Aspen2015_ZoeticaEbb19.jpg" alt="Aspen" title="Photograph by Zoetica Ebb. Used with permission." /> <em>Photograph by Zoetica Ebb. Used with permission.</em></p> <h3 id="important-dates">Important Dates</h3> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>Proposal submissions due</td> <td><strong>January 29th</strong> <em>(Note this date cannot and will not be extended.)</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Proposal decisions sent</td> <td><strong>February 22nd</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Program online</td> <td><strong>March 14th</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3 id="best-presentation-awards">Best Presentation Awards</h3> <p>We know how much effort it takes to prepare talks for our conference. For this reason attendees vote on the best presentations of the conference. Each winner will receive a commemorative plaque and announcement on the C++Now website.</p> <h3 id="session-topics">Session Topics</h3> <p>Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:</p> <ul> <li>C++11/14 and how it changes life for users and library writers</li> <li>New directions and proposal for upcoming C++ standards</li> <li>Concepts and generic programming</li> <li>Designing for testability</li> <li>Using specific Boost libraries in-depth</li> <li>Extending or enhancing existing Boost libraries</li> <li>Advanced implementation techniques used within Boost libraries</li> <li>The design and/or the development process</li> <li>Software development tools and their application to C++ and or Boost</li> <li>Boost infrastructure topics such as build tools, website, testing</li> <li>Any other topics likely to be of great interest to C++ developers</li> <li>Tools for better developer productivity</li> </ul> <p>Interactive and collaborative sessions are encouraged, as this is the style of learning and participation that has proven most successful at such events. Sessions can be tutorial based, with an emphasis on interaction and participant involvement, or workshop based, whether hands-on programming or paper-based, discussion-driven collaborative work.</p> <h3 id="session-formats">Session Formats</h3> <ul> <li> <p><em>Lectures</em> focus on a practitioner’s ideas and experience with anything relevant to the C++ community.</p> </li> <li> <p><em>Panels</em> feature three or four people presenting their ideas and experiences relating to C++’s relevant, controversial, emerging, or unresolved issues.  Panels_ may be conducted in several ways, such as comparative, analytic, or historic.</p> </li> <li> <p><em>Tutorials</em> are sessions at which instructors teach conference participants specific skills or knowledge relevant to C++.</p> </li> <li> <p><em>Workshops</em> provide an active arena for advancements in C++-relevant topics. Workshops provide the opportunity for experienced practitioners to develop new ideas about a topic of common interest and experience.</p> </li> <li> <p><em>Tool Vendor Presentations</em> : We actively encourage tool vendors and ISP’s to submit proposals for a special <em>Tool Vendors Session Track</em> aimed at products related to Boost and C++ (compilers, libraries, tools, etc.).</p> </li> <li> <p>Other formats may also be of interest. Don’t hold back a proposal just because it doesn’t fit into a pigeonhole.</p> </li> </ul> <h3 id="submitting-a-proposal">Submitting a Proposal</h3> <p>All submissions should be made through our <a href="/submission/">submission page: here</a>.</p> <p>Standard sessions are 90 minutes. You may submit a proposal for fractions or multiples of 90-minutes. Fractional proposals will be grouped into 90 minute sessions. Longer sessions, such as tutorials and classes, will be assigned 90 minute, three hour (i.e. half day), or six hour (i.e. full day) time slots.</p> <p>One registration fee is waived for a standard session presentation. Shorter sessions are prorated.</p> <p>All submissions will go through a peer review process.</p> <p>Session materials will be posted to the C++Now website and will be available to conference attendees.</p> <p>For general information on the C++Now 2016 paper submission process or the scope of technical papers solicited, please refer to the conference website at cppnow.org. For any other questions about the submission process or paper format, please contact the Program Committee <a href="&#109;&#097;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;:&#099;&#112;&#112;&#110;&#111;&#119;&#050;&#048;&#049;&#054;&#064;&#101;&#097;&#115;&#121;&#099;&#104;&#097;&#105;&#114;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103;">&#099;&#112;&#112;&#110;&#111;&#119;&#050;&#048;&#049;&#054;&#064;&#101;&#097;&#115;&#121;&#099;&#104;&#097;&#105;&#114;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103;</a> .</p> <p>Note: Presenters must agree to grant a non-exclusive perpetual license to publish submitted materials, either electronically or in print, in any media related to C++Now.</p> <p>C++Now is presented by Boost in-cooperation with ACM.</p> <p>Hartmut Kaiser <a href="&#109;&#097;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;:&#104;&#097;&#114;&#116;&#109;&#117;&#116;&#046;&#107;&#097;&#105;&#115;&#101;&#114;&#064;&#103;&#109;&#097;&#105;&#108;&#046;&#099;&#111;&#109;">&#104;&#097;&#114;&#116;&#109;&#117;&#116;&#046;&#107;&#097;&#105;&#115;&#101;&#114;&#064;&#103;&#109;&#097;&#105;&#108;&#046;&#099;&#111;&#109;</a>  (Program Committee Chair)</p> <p>Joel Falcou <a href="&#109;&#097;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;:&#106;&#111;&#101;&#108;&#046;&#102;&#097;&#108;&#099;&#111;&#117;&#064;&#108;&#114;&#105;&#046;&#102;&#114;">&#106;&#111;&#101;&#108;&#046;&#102;&#097;&#108;&#099;&#111;&#117;&#064;&#108;&#114;&#105;&#046;&#102;&#114;</a>  (Program Committee Chair)</p> <p>Jon Kalb <a href="&#109;&#097;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;:&#106;&#111;&#110;&#107;&#097;&#108;&#098;&#064;&#098;&#111;&#111;&#115;&#116;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103;">&#106;&#111;&#110;&#107;&#097;&#108;&#098;&#064;&#098;&#111;&#111;&#115;&#116;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103;</a>  (Conference Chair)</p>We invite you to submit session proposals to the 5th annual C++Now Conference (tenth annual BoostCon): C++Now 2016 (Aspen CO, USA, May 9 – 14, 2016). Building upon the resounding success of previous BoostCon and C++Now conferences, C++Now 2016 will present leading speakers from the whole C++ community.Mercer2015-09-11T00:00:00+00:002015-09-11T00:00:00+00:00http://cppnow.org/2015/09/11/mercer<p><img src="/images/grant.mercer-150x150.jpeg" alt="Grant Mercer" /></p> <p>Attending has truly been one of the most inspirational moments of my life. I had the opportunity to learn, socialize and have a great time in general. I hope to attend this conference yearly now and make a lasting impact in the computer science community.</p>Attending has truly been one of the most inspirational moments of my life. I had the opportunity to learn, socialize and have a great time in general. I hope to attend this conference yearly now and make a lasting impact in the computer science community.Lesane2015-09-11T00:00:00+00:002015-09-11T00:00:00+00:00http://cppnow.org/2015/09/11/lesane<p><img src="/images/michael_lesane.jpg" alt="Micahel LeSane" /></p> <p>All the talks were thought provoking, serving to further my understanding of the capabilities of C++ as well as to make me aware of how much there is to be learned.</p>All the talks were thought provoking, serving to further my understanding of the capabilities of C++ as well as to make me aware of how much there is to be learned.Goel2015-09-11T00:00:00+00:002015-09-11T00:00:00+00:00http://cppnow.org/2015/09/11/goel<p><img src="/images/aakash_goel.jpg" alt="Aakash Goel" /></p> <p>I learned a lot about C++ that I thought I already knew, met a lot of cool and knowledgeable people, and more than anything, returned with a new confidence and appreciation for the language.</p>I learned a lot about C++ that I thought I already knew, met a lot of cool and knowledgeable people, and more than anything, returned with a new confidence and appreciation for the language.Duchene2015-09-11T00:00:00+00:002015-09-11T00:00:00+00:00http://cppnow.org/2015/09/11/duchene<p><img src="/images/alex_duchene.jpg" alt="Alexander Duchene" /></p> <p>All of the attendees had knowledge to share. Although the talks can be seen online, nothing can compare to being surrounded by over a hundred C++ enthusiasts.</p>All of the attendees had knowledge to share. Although the talks can be seen online, nothing can compare to being surrounded by over a hundred C++ enthusiasts.C++now 20162015-09-10T00:00:00+00:002015-09-10T00:00:00+00:00http://cppnow.org/announcements/2015/09/10/C++Now-2016<style> img[alt=Aspen] { float: right; padding:10px; background: #f1f1f1; border:5px #f1f1f1 solid; } img[alt=Winners] { align: center; padding:10px; background: #f1f1f1; border:5px #f1f1f1 solid; } </style> <p><img src="/images/clow_2008_2-300x200.jpg" alt="Aspen" title="Photograph by Laurie Clow. Used with permission." /></p> <h3 id="cnow-2016">C++Now 2016</h3> <p>C++Now 2015 wrapped up with the announcement of C++Now 2016. The dates will be May 9, 2016 through May 14, 2016 and the location will be the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado.</p> <p><br /></p> <h3 id="best-sessions">Best Sessions</h3> <p>Also announced were the results of the Best Session balloting by C++Now 2015 attendees. The winners are:</p> <ul> <li>Best Presentation: C++ Metaprogramming: A Paradigm Shift by Louis Dionne (Université Laval, Québec)</li> <li>Best Tutorial: Better Code: Concurrency by Sean Parent (Adobe)</li> <li>Most Useful: Better Code: Concurrency by Sean Parent(Adobe)</li> <li>Most Inspiring: C++ Metaprogramming: A Paradigm Shift by Louis Dionne (Université Laval, Québec)</li> <li>Most Engaging (tie): constexpr: C++ At Compile Time by Scott Schurr (Ripple Labs) and Lock Free by Example: Towards an Interesting Lock-free MPMC Queue by Tony Van Eerd (Blackberry)</li> </ul> <p><br /></p> <p><img src="/images/C-Now-2015-Winners-2.jpg" alt="Winners" /></p> <p><br /><br /></p> <h3 id="congratulations-to-all-the-winners">Congratulations to all the winners!</h3> <p>Thanks for a great success The conference organizers would like to send a big thank you for a successful 9th annual BoostCon to all the speakers, the attendees, Patty Fox, the staff of the Aspen Center for Physics, the staff of Aspen Meadows Resort, the Program Committee, the conference planning committee, Software Freedom Conservancy, and, of course, all our wonderful sponsors.</p> <p>We’ll see you all in Aspen next May.</p>Conference Dates2015-09-10T00:00:00+00:002015-09-10T00:00:00+00:00http://cppnow.org/2016-conference/announcements/2015/09/10/conference-dates<style> img[alt=Aspen] { float: right; padding:10px; background: #f1f1f1; border:5px #f1f1f1 solid; } img[alt=Winners] { align: center; padding:10px; background: #f1f1f1; border:5px #f1f1f1 solid; } </style> <p><img src="/images/clow_2008_2-300x200.jpg" alt="Aspen" title="Photograph by Laurie Clow. Used with permission." /> <em>Photograph by Laurie Clow. Used with permission.</em></p> <h3 id="cnow-2016">C++Now 2016</h3> <p>C++Now 2015 wrapped up with the announcement of C++Now 2016. The dates will be May 9, 2016 through May 14, 2016 and the location will be the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado. <br /></p>Photograph by Laurie Clow. Used with permission. C++Now 2016 C++Now 2015 wrapped up with the announcement of C++Now 2016. The dates will be May 9, 2016 through May 14, 2016 and the location will be the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado.