C++ Meetup in London, UK 2019

March 25, 2019

On Monday, March 25th, the think-cell team visited the C++ London community. This meetup was one of the largest yet gathering over a hundred C++ developers. It was great meeting Phil Nash, the London meetups organizer and active participant of C++ conferences all over the world. He opened the event with a warm welcome to all attendees and guest speakers - Ervin Bosenbacher from Barclays Investment Bank and our own Arno Schödl.

Ervin’s first topic was "Modern C++ Smart Pointers in C++17, 20 and beyond". In his talk, he covered various caveats, traps, pitfalls and best practices, as well as the effort of deprecating raw pointers and even rumors of what might be to come.

During the break sponsored by us, developers enjoyed pizza courtesy of Homeslice and a variety of drinks from the Skills Matter bar.

After food, drinks and C++ banter, the main part of the event began. Arno gave his presentation "A Practical Approach to Error Handling", where he talks about the think-cell method and how this can be used to write more reliable software with less effort.

After the presentation, Arno was happy to stay and answer as many questions as possible which took well after the meetup had officially ended.

We thoroughly enjoyed the meetup and hope to be back next year!

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 our career 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 Julia Zhachuk.

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