Photograph by Zoetica Ebb. Used with permission.
The C++Now Student/Volunteer Program was started in 2013 in an effort to encourage student involvement in the C++Now conference and the C++ community. Each year, the conference helps a small group of young programmers attend the conference. In exchange, the students help the C++Now staff in running the conference. Volunteers assist with various on-site tasks, such as recording sessions, escorting keynote speakers, and setting up breaks and the conference picnic. Volunteers are able to attend most sessions and receive a waiver of their registration fees. Some stipends for travel-related expenses are available.
Read the Volunteer FAQ.
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.
Volunteering at C++Now gave me valuable insight and confidence. I’m already seeing the impact of my engagement with the community.
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.
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.
Every night staying up until 12 or 1 AM in the morning talking about C++, techniques, experiences and ideas was entirely well worth it. It is rare I get to geek out in person… and I got to do a whole week of it in beautiful Aspen!
I went through the job interview cycle for my upcoming internship, and during the process I was asked numerous times about C++Now and my experience. An employer even emailed me mentioning how much of a differentiator it was to list on my resume!
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.
For more information about the Student / Volunteer Program, contact Kevin Carpenter, the S/V Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.