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Keynotes for C++ Now!

Jon Kalb-2

C++ Now! (formerly BoostCon) is pleased to announce its lineup of keynote
speakers for the 2012 conference: Howard Hinnant, Sean Parent, and Daveed
Vandevoorde.

Howard Hinnant is the principal author of libc++, the standard C++ library
implementation used by the Clang compiler.  During the development of C++11,
Howard served as chairman of the C++ Standards Committee¹s Library Working
Group, and is largely responsible for the design of what Scott Meyers has
called the language¹s ³flagship new feature:² rvalue references.  His
keynote will demonstrate how rvalue references are used in move semantics
and perfect forwarding.

Sean Parent is a principal scientist and software architect for Adobe¹s
mobile digital imaging group and formerly managed Adobe¹s Software
Technology Lab.  He was also the keynote speaker for the very first
BoostCon, where he gave one of the most inspiring and memorable talks we¹ve
ever had.  We¹re very pleased to welcome him back for an encore. He will be
speaking on what¹s next for C++ programmers: how do we write beautiful code
that truly exploits today¹s hardware and infrastructure?

Daveed Vandevoorde is a compiler developer with Edison Design Group, the
author (with Nicolai Josuttis) of ³C++ Templates: The Complete Guide,² a
co-founder of comp.lang.c++.moderated, and one of the few C++ Committee
Members who is equally comfortable working on library design, language
evolution, or the arcana of core language issues.  Daveed is currently a
leader in the effort to add true modules to the C++ language.  He¹ll be
talking about the design of the C++ modules feature and what it would mean
for the future of the language.

³We are thrilled to have such a powerhouse lineup in the first year of the
new language standard,² said Dave Abrahams the conference founder and
co-chair. ³C++Now! 2012 is truly shaping up to be a feast for the C++
enthusiast.²

C++ Now! 2012 will be held May 13-18 in Aspen Colorado. Registration is now
open at http://cppnow.org/registration/. Keynote details at
http://cppnow.org/overview/.

Jon
Co-Chair C++ Now!


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