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Jun 3, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Anastasia Kazakova to discuss new features of JetBrains' Clion IDE.

Being a C/C++ fan since University Anastasia has been creating real-time *nix-based systems and pushing them to production for 8 years. She has a passion for networking algorithms (especially congestion problems and network management protocols) and embedded programming, and believes in good tooling. Now she is a part of the JetBrains team working as a Product Marketing Manager for CLion the upcoming cross-platform C/C++ IDE.

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May 27, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Doug Binks from Enkisoftware to discuss Runtime Compile C++.

 

Doug Binks is programming the game Avoyd using Runtime Compiled C++, a technique he co-developed with industry friends; and enkiTS, a lightweight task scheduler.

An experienced game developer, Doug was previously Technical Lead of the Game Architecture Initiative at Intel. He has worked in the games industry in roles ranging from the R&D development manager at Crytek to head of studio at Strangelite, as well as lead programmer. An early interest in games development was sidetracked by a doctorate in Physics at Oxford University, and two post-doctoral posts as an academic researcher in experimental nonlinear pattern formation, specializing in fluid mechanics. His fondest childhood memories are of programming games in assembly on the ZX81.

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May 6, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Diego Rodriguez-Losada from Conan to discuss the new C++ Package Manager.

 

Diego's passions are robotics and SW development. He has developed many years in C and C++ in the Industrial, Robotics and AI fields. He was also a University (tenure track) professor till 2012, when he quit academia to try to build a C/C++ dependency manager, co-founded startup biicode, since then mostly developing in Python. Now he is working as freelance and having fun with conan.io.

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Apr 29, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Elena Sagalaeva from Microsoft's Bing Ads team to discuss Distributed Computing with C++.

 

Elena Sagalaeva is a Russian-born professional C++ developer since 2000. She was primarily a game developer working both for various studios and as an indie developer. She grad uated from the industry while being a tech lead at the head of a small dev team.

Elena currently lives in U.S. with her family and works at Microsoft in Bing Ads. Her current interests focus on large scale distributed systems and the development of the C++ language.

She has a popular blog on C++ in Russian and she is the author of the famed C++ Lands map.

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Apr 22, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Ankit Asthana to discuss new features for Visual Studio and VS Code including new support for Linux developers.

 

Ankit Asthana is a program manager working in the Visual C++ Cross-Platform space. He is knowledgeable in cross-platform technologies, compilers (dynamic and static compilation, optimizer, code generation), distributed computing and server side development. He has in the past worked for IBM and Oracle Canada as a developer building Java 7 (hotspot) and telecommunication products. Ankit back in 2008 also published a book on C++ titled C++ for Beginners to Masters which sold over a few thousand copies.

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Apr 14, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Louis Dionne to discuss C++ metaprogramming with Boost Hana.

 

Louis is a math and computer science enthusiast with interest in C++ (meta)programming, functional programming, domain specific languages and related subjects. He is an active member of the Boost community, and recently wrote the Boost.Hana metaprogramming library.

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Apr 8, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Günter Obiltschnig to discuss the macchina.io library for IoT C++ development.

 

Günter is the founder of the POCO C++ Libraries and macchina.io open source projects. He has been programming computers since age 12. In his career he has programmed everything from 8-bit home computers (C64, MSX) to IBM big iron systems (COBOL and JCL, VM/CMS and CICS), various Unix systems, OpenVMS, Windows NT in its various incarnations, the Mac (classic Mac OS and OS X), to embedded devices and iPhone/iPad. He has a diploma (MSc. equivalent) in Computer Science from the University of Linz, Austria.

His current main interests are embedded systems, cross-platform C++ development, JavaScript and, foremost, the Internet of Things. When not working, he spends time with his family or enjoys one of his hobbies — sailing, running, swimming, skiing, listening to or making music, and reading.

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Apr 1, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Jens Weller to discuss the Meeting C++ conference and user group community.

 

Jens Weller is the organizer and founder of Meeting C++. Doing C++ since 1998, he is an active member of the C++ Community. From being a moderator at c-plusplus.de and organizer of his own C++ User Group since 2011 in Düsseldorf, his roots are in the C++ Community. Today his main work is running the Meeting C++ Platform (conference, website, social media and recruiting). His main role has become being a C++ evangelist, as this he speaks and travels to other conferences and user groups around the world.

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Mar 25, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Jonathan Beard to discuss Stream Processing and the C++ Raft Library.

 

Jonathan Beard received a BS (Biology) and BA (International Studies) in 2005 from the Louisiana State University, MS (Bioinformatics) in 2010 from The Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Jonathan served as a U.S. Army Officer through 2010 where he served in roles ranging from medical administrator to acting director of the medical informatics department for the U.S. Army in Europe. Jonathan's research interests include online modeling, stream parallel systems, streaming architectures, compute near data, and massively parallel processing. He is currently a Senior Research Engineer with ARM Research in Austin, Texas.

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Mar 18, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Dori Exterman to discuss parallel computing strategies and Incredibuild.

An expert software developer and product strategist, Dori Exterman has 20 years of experience in the software development industry. As Chief Technical Officer of IncrediBuild, he directs the company's product strategy and is responsible for product vision, implementation, and technical partnerships. Before joining IncrediBuild, Dori held a variety of technical and product development roles at software companies, with a focus on architecture, performance and advanced technologies. He is an expert and frequent speaker on technological advancement in development tools specializing in Embarcadero (formerly Borland) environments, and manages the Israeli development forum for these tools.

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Mar 11, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Arne Mertz to discuss Clean Coding techniques.

 

Arne is a Software Engineer at Zühlke Engineering, a blogger and a clean code enthusiast. He has been maintaining and developing large financial C++ applications for several years. Arne has a diploma in physics and has written some scientific code for his degree courses in Fortran77 and C++ before he started his programming career. Currently he is broadening his view on the software development world by doing test automation, integration, requirements engineering and tooling for a large Java/JavaScript web application. To keep in touch with C++ he continues to write about it on his blog, reads other blogs and watches videos of conference talks.

In his free time he sings in a choir together with his wife and enjoys playing video games. He likes to travel a lot, especially tall ship sailing.

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Mar 4, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Jeff Amstutz to discuss Software Defined Visualization and Intel's SPMD Compiler

Jeff is a Visualization Software Engineer at Intel, where he works on the open source OSPRay project. He enjoys all things ray tracing, high performance computing, clearly implemented code, and the perfect combination of Git/CMake/modern C++. Prior to joining Intel, Jeff was an HPC software engineer at SURVICE Engineering where he worked on interactive ballistic simulation applications for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, implemented using C++, CUDA, and Qt. When he is able, Jeff enjoys academic research in ray tracing and high performance computing, with a specific interest in multi-hit ray tracing algorithms and applications for both graphics 3D rendering and ray-based simulations.


In his spare time, Jeff enjoys powerlifting, golf, being an electric guitar nerd, and studying a wide spectrum of music ranging from progressive metal to ambient electronic music.

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Feb 27, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Sohail Somani to discuss building hybrid apps with Javascript and C++.

 

Sohail Somani is a contract cross-platform application developer who has been working in C++ and Python for over 10 years. He has worked in a variety of fields such as computer graphics, C++ compilers, finance and plain old desktop apps. Sohail's obsession with (or hate of) time tracking led him to create Worklog Assistant, a cross-platform time tracker for JIRA, which is in use by more than a thousand companies worldwide. He hopes to one day achieve time tracking nirvana for his users so that he can finally move on to something else. He might be too optimistic...

Otherwise, Sohail is a full-time, work-at-home dad of 2 since 2007. He enjoys playing hockey and listening to rap music. You can contact him at hello@sohailsomani.com - but he doesn't recommend that you visit the domain.

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Feb 19, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Paul Miller to discuss C++ in the Visual Effects Industry.

 

Paul is a partner and lead engineer at Digital Film Tools/Silhouette FX. He has been writing visual effects and image processing software for over 20 years, and has been using C++ for most of that time. He started his love of graphics and digital music on the Amiga in 1986, teaching himself C with K&R and the Amiga ROM Kernel manuals. In 1992 he ended up Wisconsin, writing software for the relatively new digital post production industry on Silicon Graphics workstations, and has been writing widely-used tools for that industry since. He uses Qt for cross-platform UI, Python, OpenGL, and OpenCL extensively.

He holds a private pilot's license and enjoys going to movies and beer festivals.

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Feb 10, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Bryce Lelbach to discuss High Performance Computing and other C++ topics.

 

Bryce Adelstein Lelbach is a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), a US Department of Energy research facility. Working alongside a team of mathematicians and physicists, he develops and analyzes new parallel programming models for exascale and post-Moore architectures. Bryce is one of the developers of the HPX C++ runtime system; he spent five years working on HPX while he was at Louisiana State University's Center for Computation and Technology. He also helped start the LLVMLinux initiative, and has occasionally contributed to the Boost C++ libraries. Bryce is an organizer for C++Now and CppCon conferences and he is passionate about C++ community development. He serves as LBNL's representative to the C++ standards committee.

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Jan 29, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Matt Godbolt to discuss the online Compiler Explorer project.

 

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 GCC 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 22, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Marc Valle to discuss Intel's Tamper Protection Toolkit which can be used to protect your C++ application from reverse engineering and tampering.

 

Marc Valle is the technical lead for the Intel (R) Tamper Protection Toolkit. His professional interests include tamper protection, reverse engineering, compilers, security, and privacy. In his free time he can be found staring at the black line at the bottom of the pool preparing for his next competition.

 

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Jan 15, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Mark Logan to discuss his experience building a game engine in Javascript and C++

Mark started learning C++ with Borland Turbo C++ in high school, so that he could build video games. After 20 years, he's finally starting to feel like he knows what he's doing. After graduating from Northeastern University's College of Computer Science, Mark spent 7 years at Google, mainly working on internal infrastructure and automation. More recently, he returned to his first love - game programming - and helped found a studio called Artillery. He's currently the tech lead on Artillery's free-to-play RTS, code-named Atlas. He spends his time working on performance optimization, networking, and solving cross-platform development problems.

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Jan 9, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Dr. Greg Law to discuss reverse debugging with Undo Software.

Dr Greg Law is co-founder and CEO at Undo Software. He has spent nearly 20 years writing systems-level code, including novel kernel designs and networking architectures in academia and at a variety of start-ups. Greg finds it particularly rewarding to turn innovative software technology into “real” business development. He still gets to write some code, although sadly most of his coding these days is done on aeroplanes. Greg lives in Cambridge, England with his wife and two children.

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Jan 1, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Juan Pedro Bolivar Puente to discuss Transducers and the Atria library

Juanpe is a Spanish software engineer currently based in Berlin, Germany. Since 2011 he has worked for Ableton, where he has helped building novel musical platforms like Push and Live and where he coordinates the "Open Source Guild" helping the adoption and contribution to FLOSS. He is most experienced in C++ and Python and likes tinkering with languages like Haskell or Clojure. He is an advocate for "modern C++" and pushes for adoption of declarative and functional paradigms in the programming mainstream. He is also an open source activist and maintainer of a couple of official GNU packages like Psychosynth which introduces new realtime audio processing techniques leveraging the newest C++ standards.

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