In just two weeks, C&B Stuttgart will be a reality. I’m looking forward to it for at least the following reasons:

  • Although my talk topics haven’t changed since last year’s C&B, my understanding of them has. I have new information on C++ type deduction, on new features in C++14, and on lambdas vs. std::bind. I’m especially looking forward to showing an example of C++14 variable templates that doesn’t involve pi! (I mean, really, who thinks there’s much call for a version of pi that’s truncated to 3?)
  • Herb and I both understand more about the implications of pass-by-value than we used to, but despite his seeing more reason than he used to (i.e., having moved closer to my point of view), we’re still feuding about parameter passing advice. This is a meaty enough topic that we may promote it to a panel session.
  • It will be the first time since last year’s C&B that the three of us will get to talk C++ together. We were all at last week’s CppCon, but Herb was the only one there for the full week, and my time there didn’t overlap with Andrei’s. C&B is the only event of the year where we synchronize calendars and go out of our way to make sure we’re at the same place at the same time.
  • In another difference from CppCon, it will be nice to enjoy the relative intimacy of a smaller event. There’s not much opportunity to talk with most people when there are 500+ attendees. In accord with past C&Bs, C++ and Beyond in Stuttgart is looking to have about 100 people, which is a small enough group that there should be time to talk to pretty much everybody over the course of its three days.

If you’re not yet signed up for C&B in Stuttgart, there’s still time, but it’s running out. For registration information, consult the C&B Page at QA Systems.

I hope to see you in Stuttgart at the end of the month!