C++ Meetup in London

What happened at this event?

On August 22nd, we arrived at Skills Matter’s CodeNode, the UK’s largest venue dedicated to technology events, set right in the heart of London, the vibrant tech city. We were where there for the C++ London monthly meetup, where our technical director, Arno Schödl, presented: “Why Iterators Got It All Wrong – and what we should use instead”.

This user group was founded in October 2016 and has now reached more than 500 members. Around 90 of them showed up to listen to Arno and discuss the semantics of iterators in the standard library, and why they must behave differently depending on whether they are meant to point at an element or at a boundary between elements. You can watch the "skillscast" here.

There were many interesting questions and comments regarding backward compatibility and how to migrate legacy code. When asked if there was a get some of Arno's ideas into the standard, he answered that the possibility exists, but since it requires times and passion for politics, he invited anybody in the audience that enjoys that kind of work to write us to apply to work with us in this. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the local community and sharing knowledge about our preferred programming language! If you were there and would like to relocate to Berlin, don't hesitate to send us your resume to hr@think-cell.com.

We arrived to the vibrant city of London just in time for the event

London city scene

Phil Nash, one of the user group organizers, introducing the evening agenda to the audience

Phil Nash presenting the agenda

Our bespoke Brandenburger Gate cookies accompanying our brochure made a great dessert!

think-cell recruiting brochures with Brandenburg Gate cookies

The audience of more than 90 C++ developers was very focused during the talks

Audience of over 90 C++ developers

Arno, technical director and co-founder of think-cell, talks about iterators

Arno Schödl presenting

Good questions and comments from the engaged audience at the end

Questions from the audience

The evening ended and a group moved to a pub to continue conversations

Post presentation event at a London Pub

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.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions regarding working at think-cell, our job openings or events, please feel free to contact our colleague Annika Mehr.

hr@think-cell.com
+49 30 666473-10

think-cell HR representative