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Jun 22, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Andreas Fertig to discuss C++ Insights, the Rapperswil ISO meeting and more.

Andreas Fertig holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Since 2010 he has been a software developer and architect for Philips Medical Systems focusing on embedded systems. He has a profound practical and theoretical knowledge of C++ at various operating systems.

He works freelance as a lecturer and trainer. Besides this he develops macOS applications and is the creator of cppinsights.io.

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Jun 8, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Robert Schumacher from Microsoft to discuss the vcpkg package manager and more.

 

Robert Schumacher is a developer on the Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries team and the lead developer for vcpkg. He has previously worked on the MSVC implementation of the Modules TS and is the current maintainer of Cpprestsdk. Besides work, he occasionally indulges in functional programming and arguments about whether inheritance is fundamentally flawed.

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Jun 1, 2018

Tom arrived in London at age 22 with £200 to his name, not knowing a single person. After 6 months Tom managed to start business - PC Service, that provides IT support to SMBs and runs it since then. Tom's team help many customers from small businesses to top celebrities and Royal Families. Now with over 20 years of experience, Tom set his mind on new challenges and decided to learn software development, specifically C++ and helps others to learn through C++ London Uni.

Oliver has been a C++ hater since 2008 - fortunately, that all changed with C++11 and he's firmly an enthusiast now. He's spent his time doing everything from embedded devices to network engineering and now Internet security related endeavours. He's a big proponent of writing software in a style driven by some form of testing and its place in pushing you towards well-architected, maintainable code. In his spare time he also co-organises C++ London Uni which provides free lessons for people wanting to get into developing C++ and the wider ecosystem around it.

Tristan is an independent contractor and C++ enthusiast based in London. He’s particularly interested in standardisation and making C++ an easier language to use and teach. He can be found on Twitter @tristanbrindle and occasionally blogs about C++ at tristanbrindle.com.

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May 25, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by JeanHeyd Meneide to discuss the sol2 library and his proposal for std::embed.

ThePhD -- known in meatspace as JeanHeyd -- is a Computer Science undergraduate at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering in Columbia University. They are currently working on Open Source C++ and C++ Standardization projects, as well as exploring graphics programming. They are currently dabbling with Haskell and Elm for fun, and are attempting to wrangle their biggest open source project -- sol2 -- into a newer, better version of itself. The nickname is a std::promise<> on their std::future<>.

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May 18, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Ben Craig to discuss his proposal for a freestanding C++ Library.

Ben is a Principal Software Engineer at National Instruments, primarily developing device drivers for various operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac, OpenRTOS, vxWorks, ETS Pharlap), and occasionally tinkering with the firmware side of things. Ben is an occasional contributor to libc++ and Apache Thrift.

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May 11, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Phil Nash to discuss the rebooted CppChat show, test driven development, a conference announcement and much more.

Phil has spent the last year and a half doing things that might sound interesting for the next time he’s interviewed on CppCast. He might have overdone it. Aside from that he’s most commonly known as the original author of the test framework, Catch2. He’s been in or around C++ since the early 90s, but started coding in 1981 on a ZX-81 that he borrowed for six months. He’s worked in many domains, including finance and mobile and is now developer advocate for C++ and Swift tools at JetBrains.

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May 4, 2018

Kate Gregory has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler, and has been paid to program since 1979. She loves C++ and believes that software should make our lives easier. That includes making the lives of developers easier! She'll stay up late arguing about deterministic destruction or how C++ these days is not the C++ you remember.

Kate runs a small consulting firm in rural Ontario and provides mentoring and management consultant services, as well as writing code every week. She has spoken all over the world, written over a dozen books, and helped thousands of developers to be better at what they do. Kate is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Visual C++ MVP, an Imagine Cup judge and mentor, and an active contributor to StackOverflow and other StackExchange sites. She develops courses for Pluralsight, primarily on C++ and Visual Studio. Since 2014 she was Open Content Chair for CppCon, the largest C++ conference ever held, where she also delivered sessions.

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Apr 27, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Kevlin Henney to discuss C++ Patterns and things every programmer should know.

 

Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for a number of magazines and sites, including C++ Report and C/C++ Users Journal, and has been on far too many committees (it has been said that "a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled"), including the the BSI C++ panel and the ISO C++ standards committee. He is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know and the forthcoming 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know. He lives in Bristol and online.

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Apr 20, 2018

Jason is a web applications programmer with an appetite for C++ metaprogramming having made small contributions to Boost.Hana. He is actively working on the library Nbdl, waiting for the day when C++ takes over the web.

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Apr 13, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Bartłomiej Filipek to discuss blogging, Simplifying C++ Code with C++17, and the work he's doing at Xara.

Bartłomiej Filipek (Bartek as a shorter version) is a C++ software developer at Xara where he works mostly on text features for advanced document editors. He works remotely from Cracow/Poland. Apart from graphics applications, Bartek also has experience with game development, large-scale systems for aviation, writing graphics drivers and even biofeedback. For seven years Bartek has been regularly blogging. In the early days the topic revolved around graphics programming, and now he focuses on Core C++. In his spare time, he loves assembling trains and Lego with his little son. And he's a collector of large Lego Star Wars models.

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Mar 30, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Ólafur Waage to discuss the work done at Ubisoft Massive using C++ and Typescript for application development and much more.

 

Ólafur Waage is a Generalist Programmer at Ubisoft Massive where he works on the Uplay PC client and services. His work focuses mainly on programming with C++ but Python and C# do appear from time to time. In his spare time he plays video games which is not surprising given his job but he also likes puzzles, non fiction audio books and it would be a very strange day if it were not filled with music in some way.

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Mar 23, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Patrice Roy to discuss the Jacksonville C++ Committee meeting and the state of features that may make it into C++20, new Study Groups and much more.

Patrice Roy has been playing with C++, either professionally, for pleasure or (most of the time) both for over 20 years. After a few years doing R&D and working on military flight simulators, he moved on to academics and has been teaching computer science since 1998. Since 2005, he’s been involved more specifically in helping graduate students and professionals from the fields of real-time systems and game programming develop the skills they need to face today’s challenges. The rapid evolution of C++ in recent years has made his job even more enjoyable.

He’s been a participating member in the ISO C++ Standards Committee since late 2014 and has been involved with the ISO Programming Language Vulnerabilities since late 2015. He has five kids, and his wife ensures their house is home to a continuously changing number of cats, dogs and other animals.

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Feb 23, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Conor Hoekstra to discuss Competive Coding websites and competitions

Conor Hoekstra works at Moody's Analytics as a C++ Software Developer helping maintain and develop an insurance software program called AXIS. Wanting to develop better algorithm and data structure knowledge he started using online sites like HackerRank and LeetCode to do so. He now has a YouTube channel where he reviews the contests from the last week of Competitive Coding sites like HackerRank, LeetCode, topcoder and Codeforces) and also covers solutions to the trickier problems.

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Feb 16, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Mathieu Ropert to discuss C++ API & ABI compatibility issues and Modern CMake.

Mathieu is a french C++ expert with an eclectic background. He's worked in various fields including kernels, virtualization, web development, databases, REST microservices, build systems and package management, all those in (or about) C or C++. He is presently awaiting his next challenge in the video game industry that should come up next May in Stockholm, Sweden. Until then, Mathieu lives and works in Paris, France where he is also host of the C++ French User Group.

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Feb 9, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Sarah Smith to talk about her career in Mobile Development with C++ and Qt.

Sarah Smith comes to mobile development & entrepreneurship with a background in Software Engineering for companies like Nokia & Google, and over a decade of mobile device experience.

She builds on a love of game development since creating Dungeons & Dragons modules on her own web-server while studying for a BSc (Comp Sci) in the late 90's. Realizing a goal to develop independent games & apps, Sarah opened Smithsoft in 2012.

In January 2016 development went to the next level with Sarah moving to The Coterie (Brisbane's premier creative co-working space) to set up a studio as Smithsoft Games. The new studio's first title Pandora's Books was developed by Sarah and her team of part-time collaborators through 2016.

In 2017 Sarah founded Artlife Solutions Pty Ltd with a team out of the Creative Startup Weekend, winning first prize there, going on to win a spot in Collider Accelerator 2017. Currently working on Sortal - the startup's revolutionary AI powered photo software - Sarah is responsible for all things tech including the scalable architecture, mobile implementation and deep-learning technology.

Sarah is an international speaker and expert in creative teams and agile projects; mobile development and technical architecture for apps. She has worked for a decade in her discretionary time on diversity in hiring and helping women coders.

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Feb 2, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Jonathan Müller to talk about his experience at University and some of his recent projects.

Jonathan is a CS student passionate about C++. In his spare time he writes libraries like foonathan/memory which provides memory allocator implementations. He is also working on standardese which is a documentation generator specifically designed for C++. Jonathan tweets at @foonathan and blogs about various C++ and library development related topics at foonathan.net.

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Jan 26, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Arno Schödl to talk about the work he does at think-cell with C++ and their custom range library.

 

Arno Schödl, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and Technical Director of think-cell Software GmbH, Berlin. think-cell is the de facto standard when it comes to professional presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Arno is responsible for the design, architecture and development of all our software products. He oversees think-cell’s R&D team, Quality Assurance and Customer Care. Before founding think-cell, Arno worked at Microsoft Research and McKinsey & Company. Arno studied computer science and management and holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a specialization on Computer Graphics.

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Jan 19, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Balázs Török to talk about his work in the Video Game Industry and his thoughts on Data Oriented Design.

 

Balázs Török is a Senior Tech Programmer at Techland. He has more than 10 years of experience in the games industry. Balázs learned the ropes at Hungarian companies by making smaller titles and then moved to Poland to work on The Witcher series. He was the Lead Engine programmer on The Witcher 3 and now he is working at Techland on another promising project.

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Jan 12, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Matt Godbolt to talk about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities and how they affect C++ Programmers.

 

Matt is a developer at trading firm DRW. Before that he's worked at Google, run a C++ tools company, and spent over a decade in the games industry making PC and console games. He is fascinated by performance and created Compiler Explorer, to help understand how C++ code ends up looking to the processor. When not performance tuning C++ code he enjoys writing emulators for 8-bit computers in Javascript.

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Jan 5, 2018

Rob and Jason are joined by Antony Palukhin to talk about some of the Boost libraries he's contributed to including Any, Conversion, DLL, LexicalCast, Stacktrace, TypeTraits and Variant; as well as his Boost Application Development book.

 

Antony Polukhin was born in Russia. Since university days he started contributing to Boost and became a maintainer of the Boost.LexicalCast library. Today, he works for Yandex, helps Russian speaking people with C++ standardization proposals, consults Russian companies in C++, continues to contribute to the open source and to the C++ language in general. You may find his code in Boost libraries such as Any, Conversion, DLL, LexicalCast, Stacktrace, TypeTraits, Variant, and others.

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