Award Winners
Award Winners Left to right: Jonathan, Gašper, JeanHeyd, Michael, and Ben. (Not pictured: Matt)

Wrapping up C++Now 2018 and announcing C++Now 2019

C++Now 2018 was an exhilarating experience for all attendees. The weather was perfect, both keynotes hit it out of the park, we had a lot of new faces, and the energy was fresh and exciting.

This post will announce the “Best Session” ballot winners, share some trip reports, and announce the dates and location for C++Now 2019.


Keynote Speaker John Regehr

John Regehr will be the closing keynote for C++Now 2018 with Undefined Behavior and Compiler Optimizations.

John is a professor of computer science at the University of Utah, where his research group creates tools for making software more efficient and correct. One of his projects is Csmith, a tool that generates random C programs. Why? To test compilers, of course. Csmith has been used to find more than 500 previously unknown bugs in production-quality compilers.

John will share some of the insights he’s gained from his research into compilers.


Lisa Lippincott will open C++Now 2018 with The Shape of a Program.

Lisa is Chief Software Architect at Tanium, a bay-area startup, and a popular speaker at C++Now (and other conferences).

Keynote Speaker Lisa Lippincott

She contributes to arcane parts of the C++ standard, accepting the label: language nerd.


The Program for C++Now 2018 is now available.

C++Now Lightning Talk Audience
Photograph by Zoetic Ebb. Used with permission.


2018 Registration is Open

Registration for C++Now 2018 is open!

The Twelth annual C++Now Conference (formerly BoostCon) will be held at the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado, May 6th to 11th, 2018.

badges - Photograph by Zoetica Ebb. Used with permission.
Photograph by Zoetica Ebb. Used with permission.

We expect C++Now to sell out again. Register immediately so you won’t miss out.

Register now at our registration page.


Make your lodging arrangements as soon as possible.


Note to submitters: If you have submitted a session for the 2018 conference, do not register at this time. You will be contacted with registration instructions.


Sponsorship opportunities for 2018 are available. For a copy of the conference Sponsorship Prospectus contact