I went to CppCon! Here’s my notes for day 1 of talks. Most of the talks are going to be available online, so I’ll only mention when something isn’t available on the CppCon YouTube channel. Also, italics are words that I’m thinking (except when they’re in context, use common sense).
Easy breezy. Partially because my first name is Albert.
What is C++? John asserts that it’s a culture; one that has utility, one that’s challenging, and one that’s humble. C++ is people.
Also, there are highschoolers here! That’s crazy.
This talk is a high level discussion of C++. Bjarne talked about:
Not too much special in this one. Video’s online.
5 levels of safety. Heterogeneous problems beyond parallelism include kernel being masked, or never getting to the external processors.
This felt like an advertisement.
Having your software be aware of allocators is incredibly beneficial for a bunch of stuff.
Bjarne Stroustrup came! Made friends with people: Matt Dupree, Nathan Ward, and Anushree Khanna.
It’s really cool being this physically close to some of my heros.