Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 7 & 8, 2017

Jon Kalb
About Jon
Jon has been programming in C++ for two and a half decades. During the last twenty-five years he has written C++ for Amazon, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, Yahoo! and a number of companies that you've not heard of. Jon's current interest is developing his onsite training business. He has extensive experience with formal training and presentations on C++. Jon is an Approved Outside Training Vendor for Scott Meyers' training materials. For information on course content, dates, and rates, please contact "jon" at Jon has done formal training or presentations on C++ at ACCU-Silicon Valley, Altara, Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg, BMW, C++Now, CppCon, HTRI, Microsoft, New York C++ Developers' Group, Portland C++ Users Group, San Francisco C++ User Group, Silicon Valley Code Camp, and Societe Generale. He taught C++ at the Golden Gate University graduate school for five semesters. Jon's talk on Exception-Safe Coding won Best Tutorial at C++Now. Jon has been given the Microsoft MVP award for Visual C++ for 2014 and 2015. Jon is chair of CppCon, C++Now and the C++ Track for Silicon Valley Code Camp. He serves on the Advisory Board for Undo Software and chairs the Boost Steering Committee.
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Speaking Sessions

  • C++ Today: The Beast Is Back

    12:30 PM Saturday   Room: Fireside A
    This talk will cover why engineers looking for performance choose C++. Jon will present an historical perspective of C++ focusing on what's going on in the C++ community right now and where the language and its user base is heading. With a renewed interest in performance for both data centers and mobile devices, and the success of open source software libraries, C++ is back and it is hot. This talk will explain why C++ is most software engineers' go-to language for performance. You will receive a rough historical sketch that puts C++ in perspective and covers its popularity ups and downs.
    This talk is based, in part, on the book "C++ Today: The Beast is Back" published by O'Reilly.

  • Modern Intermediate Template Techniques

    3:00 PM Saturday   Room: Fireside C
    You know the basics of templates and you are ready to take the next step. This presentation by Jon Kalb will add a half dozen template-based techniques to your C++ development toolbox. You don’t have to be a wizard to learn or use these techniques—you’ll just look like you are.
    We’ll cover the most important features that Modern C++ provides for template authors — type traits, compile-time conditional overloading, policy classes, perfect forwarding, and the Curiously Recurring Template Pattern. We’ll also learn a nifty trick to make template code easier to write. We’ll learn how to get the compiler to tell us the type of any variable in our code, including the ones where deep template type deduction magic is going on.