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C++ Today: The Beast is Back

  • Rackspace

    9001 N I H 35 #150, Austin, TX (map)

    30.353971 -97.690338

  • Join us at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 25th as Jon Kalb presents "C++ Today: The Beast is Back"! Doors will open at 6:30 so please arrive ahead of time so we can get ready.

    The talk will cover why engineers looking for performance choose C++. Jon will present an historical perspective of C++ focusing on what’s going on in the C++ community right now and where the language and its user base is heading. With a renewed interest in performance for both data centers and mobile devices, and the success of open source software libraries, C++ is back and it is hot. This talk will explain why C++ is most software engineers’ go-to language for performance. You will receive a rough historical sketch that puts C++ in perspective and covers its popularity ups and downs.

    The talk is based, in part, on the book "C++ Today: The Beast is Back" published by O'Reilly and offered for a free download from JetBrains. Jon Kalb is a freelance C++ instructor and chairs CppCon, C++ Now, and the Boost Steering Committee. He has been programming in C++ for over 25 years and has written C++ for Amazon, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, and Yahoo. 

    The talk will take place at Rackspace's Austin office, located on the East side of IH-35 right before Rundberg and after Henna Chevrolet (there is a sign for Rackspace which is visible from the highway). Feel free to park in the same lot as the big Rackspace flag.

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