As a volunteer at C++Now, it was the first conference I attended and I had little idea how immersed in the C++ language I would be for nearly a week. Rather than sitting at home and watching C++Now videos after the fact, you could ask a question as it arises or discuss and contribute to the future of C++. As a non-expert, casual user of C++, a variety of presentations from novice to expert made it possible to glean practical and valuable ideas. It’s a great experience and an engaging community.