Past Meetup

CppCon 2018 Trip Reports (hosted at CIC Boston)

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CIC Boston

50 Milk St. · Boston, MA

How to find us

Go to the 5th floor, head into CIC Boston, and turn left for the Meridian conference room.

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Let's get together, introduce ourselves, and discuss what happened at CppCon 2018!

We will be hosted by CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), a shared-workspace focusing on the startup community, in the Meridian conference room on the 5th floor at their 50 Milk St. location in the Financial District.

I will order pizza for this meetup. Please consider donating money, using the 'Chip in (' button on the webpage.


- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
- 6:45 JeanHeyd Meneide (sol3), Charles Wilcox: Trip Reports
- 8:30 Head out for food and drinks!

CppCon 2018 in Review:

- ISO Working Meetings:
-- Progress on Modules
-- Progress on a subset of Executors

- Training Classes:

- Plenary:
-- Bjarne Stoustrup on Concepts
-- Mark Elendt on Houdini 3D FX Engine
-- Kate Gregory on Simplicity for Experts
-- Herb Sutter on Lifetime checks, and Meta-Classes
-- Chandler Carruth on Spectre & Meltdown

- Language Changes:
-- C++20 will have Concepts and Contracts
-- Phil Nash & Simon Brand on Static Exceptions: (Herb Sutter's Paper:

- Libraries:
-- Arno Schoedl's Text Formatting Library:
-- Steven Simpson on Source Code Instrumentation:
-- Hana Dusíková's Compile Time Regular Expressions:
-- Kris Jusiak's [Boost].StateMachineLibrary:
-- Thomas Rodgers on C++17 Parallel Algorithms:

- Security:

- Reducing Errors:
-- Robert Ramey's Safe-Int library:
-- JF Bastien:
-- Geoffrey Romer on Thread Safety:
-- Matthias Gehre & Gabor Horvath on Clang Lifetime Checking:

- Value Types:

- Declarative Programming:

- Compile-Time Programming:

- Applications:
-- Cryptography:

-- Machine Learning:

- Hardware Concurrency:
-- Olivier Giroux's GPU Trie Builder:

-- SIMD:

- Application Environment (Startup, Shutdown):

- Tools:
-- Static Analysis:

-- Debuggers, Stack Inspection

- Build Systems, Packaging:

- Refactoring Existing Code:

- Embedded Programming:

- Delivered Talks:
-- JeanHeyd's Scripting at the Speed of Thought:

- Delivered Lightning Talks:
-- Me: Zero-Overhead Optimizer Pessimization

- Community:
-- User Groups:

-- Diversity:
--- Panel:

- CppCon's new location!:
-- Aurora, Colorado 2019 September 15-20:

Getting there:

CIC Boston is in the middle of the Financial District. For MBTA riders, Downtown Crossing and State Street Stations are the closest. For drivers, there may be street parking available, and there are several parking garages nearby, including the Post Office Square Garage, which is 9$ after 4PM.