Hi everyone! This is a Meetup announcement on very short notice. The Meetup is scheduled Monday 2 pm. Robin Rowe is the CTO at a Los Angeles tech company named Gosh, and he is in The Netherlands for a few days. He has kindly offered to give his presentation on Agile Safety-Critical C++, which he gave at Code Camp in Los Angeles.
Topic: Agile Safety-Critical C++
Space flight software, autonomous vehicles, smart traffic systems. Three examples of C++ in safety-critical systems, that is, systems where lives are at stake. As system complexity and our dependence on autonomous systems increases, it's more important than ever that software works reliably. With an accelerating rate of innovation, we have less time to develop such systems. And, the bar is being raised on expectations. For example, Department of Transportation Secretary Fox has set a goal of zero traffic fatalities in the U.S., for software that never makes a fatal mistake.
About the speaker: Robin Rowe
Robin Rowe is a Hollywood technologist and producer. A partner at media/tech company Gosh, he's provided innovation to NBC-TV, DreamWorks Animation, GoPro, DirecTV and many other Fortune 500 and start-up companies in the aerospace, automotive, gaming and media sectors. His defense work includes DARPA, the navy, NORAD and SPAWAR. He's written for Popular Science, Linux Journal, and the Motion Picture Editors Guild Magazine. He's taught computer science at the Naval Postgraduate School and the University of Washington. He speaks as a technology expert at conferences worldwide.
For an after lunch Meetup, probably something like:
2pm - Meetup somewhere (To be determined)
2.30pm - Agile Safety-Critical C++
3.30pm - Q&A / Social
For an evening Meetup, something more similar to previous Meetups. It also all depends on whether we can find a location, etc. :)
Thanks Copernica, for hosting us again! Above the nice view from their balcony. It's only a few minutes walking from Amsterdam CS and the location has always been great. The address is: De Ruijterkade 112, Amsterdam (click here to open in google maps).