The conference was truly fantastic, and so was the workshop. Not only have I learned a lot, I also got to know great people. Thank you very much for making this possible for me!
From December 4 to 5, the Meeting C++ 2015 Conference took place at andel's Hotel in Berlin. Following our successful conference scholarship in 2014, we were more than happy to offer this experience to another 50 excellent students from all over Europe. Our conference scholarship provided them with free tickets to the entire conference. In addition to this, our scholarship holders alone had the chance to prepare for the conference with a full day of C++ related workshops with our C++ experts.
The Meeting C++ conference was attended by 450 participants from all over the world. Keynote speaker Chandler Carruth drew in the crowd when talking about Understanding Compiler Optimization. His talk was followed by four parallel series of seven lectures each. Arno Schödl, think-cell's technical director and co-founder, talked about Ranges in his talk From Iterators To Ranges: The Upcoming Evolution Of the Standard Library.
We started our workshop day at noon on December 3 with Simon McPartlin's workshop Industrial Strength Software Hacking. Simon is a senior software engineer at think-cell, and in his talk he spoke about software patching and the design and implementation of robust patches. Arno held the following two workshops. He began with Ranges for the Standard Library, a talk he would later give in a much more concise form at the conference. The final workshop of the day was dedicated to A Practical Approach to Error Handling, to help the aspiring developers write more reliable software with considerably less effort.
The workshop day was concluded with a dinner event in the company of all scholarship holders and the think-cell team. It offered a great opportunity to ask follow up questions and discuss C++ topics in more depth, or to simply enjoy a delicious dinner among new friends.
As think-cell feels highly enthusiastic about modern C++ programming, we hope to have sent our scholarship holders to the largest C++ conference in Europe as informed participants. We are glad to have met so many talented aspiring developers over the course of the conference.
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.
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