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Online Friday: Q&A - Modern C++ Mentoring and Study Group - CppMSG

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  • Modern C++ Questions and Answers Real-Time, Online on the Internet

    We emphasize questions and answers within our lively interactive round-table discussion.  They're discussed in the context of a live programming demonstration with is screen shared and audio. Anyone can participate or simply listen. 

    Let's Learn Modern C++14 Together - it's like a whole new, even better language!

    Our timezone is: Chicago USA CST/CDT Central time 

    To follow our coding demonstrations you do not need to create an account, but you will need to at least enter your spoken name for the *screen sharing* and *audio* teleconference website here:

    For simple chat use:

    Note: On certain dates, you are joining a simultaneous physical meeting in Austin, TX.

    To paste programming code, via text mode, ie. typing, create an account and use:

    Source files are stored on Google drive (account CppMSG123) here:

    Part 0 - Setup and Networking

    0.a) 6:30pm - Personal networking and setting up your computer.

    **The formal schedule begins promptly at 7:00 pm:

    Part 1 - Organized Q&A and Round-table Discussion (1 hour 15 minutes

    1.a) 7:00pm - Welcome and Introduction.

    1.b) Brief Administrative Review: We spend a few minutes sharing comments and critique of how the prior event went and how to improve it.

    1.c) Extensive Questions and Answers: Q&A and round-table discussion focused on the event topic (as noted in the title above). It is helpful but not required to have read the recommended reading before attending. Everyone is welcome, don't hesitate to attend! Even if you have not read the suggested material, or attended prior meetings, you are welcome and we will accommodate beginner C++ questions.

    1.d) Brief Announcements: Calls for jobs, events, news, and points of interest from the all programmers present (and by businesses/group sponsors by prior arrangement only).

    Suggested Reading

    Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++, **2nd** Edition -- Bjarne Stroustrup (AKA. Birds book or PPP) :: Chapters: the chapters mentioned in the event title above.

    Additional Reference Material

    C++ Programming Language, The, **4th** Edition -- Bjarne Stroustrup (AKA. Mountains book) :: Chapters: All chapters in the book.

    Suggested Compiler and IDE -

    We will be using the Qt cross-platform development environment for programming exercises and examples. Of course, you may use any other compiler, but we may be less familiar with it. You can download the open source Qt product here:

    Young People: All programmers are welcome, however if you are under 18 years of age, you will need to be accompanied at ALL times by your parent or legal guardian. There are no exceptions to this rule.

    Who should attend? - Are you a solid programmer (in another language or C++) who wants to expand your horizons to the powerful new modern C++?

    Learn as experienced Modern C++ 14 programmers (mentors) share their knowledge with you.

    Mentors Needed! - Our expert volunteer mentors benefit from teaching, as well as hearing and learning alternative approaches from their fellow mentor's views, and the questions asked by the learners (students) during a session.

    Don't forget to invite your programmer friends.

    Group Culture and Meeting Facilitation -

    We discuss deeply technical specifics regarding Modern C++ and how to modernized code up to that standard. Introductory and advanced questions and answers are interleaved with the goal of everyone getting some benefit moment to moment. All questions are treated with respect. All answers/replies/comments and asides are considered, challenged, and supplemented by everyone in the group. We are highly interactive and we sit around a huge table to facilitate quality communication. No one is required to speak, but we hope you will have something to add when you are comfortable doing so. The moderator of the group is very proactive in keeping the discussion understandable, focused, on topic and moving forward, as well as creating space for people to speak and express their technical ideas. We aim for highly productive, highly interactive learning. Generally, Grant is the moderator and Alan is the primary mentor.

    This event is listed on Eventbrite and Meetup:

    For more interaction we have a private slack channel; ask us when you physically attend.

    Also you can join: (focused on Mountains book) (focused on the Birds book)

    All sessions are, or may be, recorded in video and audio. Recordings are not available at this time. These recordings may, or may not, be posted on the internet in the future. Generally, a simple web cam is pointed at the white board and only the presenters are visible. However attendee questions and comments can be heard. Your attendance constitutes your acceptance of being recorded.

    To accommodate world wide participation these are the times around the globe:

    Sydney, Australia               Saturday, 11:00 AM AEDT  
    Tokyo, Japan                       Saturday, 9:00  AM JST  
    Singapore, Singapore      Saturday, 8:00  AM SGT  
    Beijing, China                     Saturday, 8:00  AM CST  
    New Delhi, India                 Saturday, 5:30  AM IST  
    Moscow, Russia                 Saturday, 3:00  AM MSK  
    Berlin, Germany                 Saturday, 2:00  AM CEST  
    London, UK                         Saturday, 1:00  AM BST  
    Austin, USA                         Friday,  7:00  PM CDT

    Keywords: CppMSG, Cpp, Cplusplus, C++ Mentoring and Study Group,, Austin Texas

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