Meeting C++ 2014 in Berlin

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A huge thank you for the scholarship, which allowed me to attend this conference! I vastly enjoyed both the workshops and the conference, and wouldn't have been able to experience any of it without your sponsorship.

Nikolai Wuttke, Master Student at Hasso Plattner Institute

On December 5th and 6th of 2014, Europe’s largest C++ conference took place at andel’s hotel in Berlin. think-cell is pleased to have been a key sponsor of this event. As we are enthusiastic about C++, we offered 50 European computer science students a conference scholarship. With this scholarship, we provided free attendance of the conference, free entrance to three C++ related workshops with our C++ experts, and participation in a dinner event for all scholarship holders.

This third ever Meeting C++ conference was particularly well-attended. 330 participants came to Berlin from all over the world to learn the newest C++ insights. Keynote speaker Scott Meyers opened the conference by talking about The Evolving Search for Effective C++. His talk was followed by three parallel series of seven lectures each. Two of these lecture series offered general C++ talks, while the third series was exclusively featuring lectures about scientific programming in C++. Valentin Ziegler, senior software engineer at think-cell, talked about concurrent programming in his lecture The C++ Memory Model.

think-cell’s workshop day started on December 4th with Industrial Strength Software Hacking by Simon McPartlin, senior software engineer at think-cell. In this lecture, Simon looked at software patching and the design and implementation of robust patches. The two following workshops were dedicated to Ranges for the Standard Library (Part 1 and 2) and A Practical Approach to Error Handling, and were held by think-cell’s technical director Arno Schödl. Arno’s goal was to enable the attendees to be informed participants in the upcoming standardization discussion on Ranges. He taught think-cell’s method of error handling in order to help the aspiring developers write more reliable software with less effort.

The following video gallery features all think-cell lectures from the conference and the workshops:

An enjoyable evening gathering rounded off the scholarship. While having a good meal and a glass of wine, our scholarship awardees met the think-cell team to laugh, eat, and discuss C++ topics in depth.

50 students from all over Europe came to Berlin for our think-cell C++ workshops.

The students were busy working on the assignments.

Simon McPartlin’s workshop dealt with “Industrial Strength Software Hacking.”

Our technical director Arno Schödl talked about “Ranges for the Standard Library.”

After a long day of working, we spent a relaxed evening together.

Conference day 1: Phil Nash started the day with his talk “Testdriven C++ with Catch.”

Detlef Vollmann gave an interesting speech about “C++ Executers.”

Our think-cell lounge was a busy spot.

Keynote speaker Scott Meyers in conversation with our senior software engineer Volker Schöch.

Once more a think-celler took the stage: Valentin Ziegler spoke about “The C++ Memory Model.”

Who is think-cell?

think-cell was founded in 2002 by two computer scientists who continue to run the company. We produce graphics software that performs most of the painstaking work of creating presentation slides for our demanding users.

Find out more about our company and our working environment on the career overview page. If you are looking for more information on what development problems we are facing every day go to our C++ developer job posting.

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