Rob and Jason are joined by Jussi Pakkanen to discuss the Mesonbuild multiplatform build system for C++
Jussi Pakkanen got his doctoral degree in computer science from the Helsinki University of Technology in 2006. Since then he has worked on various problem areas ranging from mail sorting to the software stacks of Ubuntu desktop and phone. Most recently he was the SDK lead developer at Jolla. Currently he is open for new development challenges. During his spare time he has been known to be a photographer, movie director, magician, gastronomist, computer game designer and watercolour painter.
Rob and Jason are joined by Eric Niebler to discuss his work on Ranges and the future of the Standard Library.
Eric Niebler is an independent consultant specializing in C++ library development. Currently, he is working on modernizing the C++ standard library and adding support for ranges, funded by the first-ever grant from the Standard C++ Foundation. Previously, Eric was a consultant for BoostPro computing, a member of Microsoft's Visual C++ team, and a Microsoft Researcher before that. In addition, he has several libraries in Boost and is a Boost release manager and steering committee member. Eric has been an active member of the C++ Standardization Committee for well over 10 years. He speaks regularly at C++ conferences around the world.
In a previous life, Eric drifted with no fixed address, writing C++ and blog entries from cafes and beaches around the world. Today, Eric is a family man living and working in the glorious Pacific Northwest near Seattle.
Rob and Jason are joined by Robert O'Callahan from Mozilla to discuss the RR project.
Robert O'Callahan has a PhD in computer science at Carnegie Mellon and did academic research for a while at IBM Research, working on dynamic program analysis tools. At the same time he was contributing to Mozilla as a volunteer, until he switched gears to work full-time with Mozilla; Robert has been working on what became Firefox for over 15 years, mostly on layout and rendering in the browser engine and on related Web standards like CSS and DOM APIs. Lately he's been devoting about half of his time to rr.