Why we’re organizing CppEurope

Sep 22, 2017 by Alexandru Bolboaca in  Organization
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Let me introduce myself. I’m Alex, CTO and senior trainer at Mozaic Works.

I learned C/C++ in college. I immediately loved the language. It wasn’t easy to learn, but the challenge was enjoyable. My first professional C++ project was in 2001. I was a programmer fresh out of college, passionate but with little knowledge about changeable design. By the end of the project, I realized my mistakes and decided to learn more.

Fortunately, my second C/C++ project was very different. I had a mentor who taught me how to write unit tests, how to design software, and how to write better C/C++ code – both cleaner and with better performance.

Later on, while helping C/C++ teams improve their code quality, their designs, to introduce tests and to improve productivity and their happiness, I realized I had been very fortunate. Not many developers have the opportunities I had.

It turns out that this is especially difficult for C/C++ programmers. You find Java user groups, Javascript communities, .NET groups, python enthusiasts in many European capitals. Not many C/C++ groups. Same with conferences; while we pride with our own I TAKE Unconference as a welcoming place for all developers, the truth is that C/C++ programmers have specific needs that can’t be fulfilled by a technical agnostic conference.

We believe therefore that a conference focused on C/C++ development will help our customers and the European community. We believe bringing well-known experts together with local speakers and C/C++ programmers will help you write better code, be more effective, and happier at your job. We believe bringing modern development techniques into C/C++, be it embedded software, firmware, engineering, telecommunications, antivirus, or security products, will help you create better products for your customers.

This is why we’re organizing CppEurope conference. We hope that our track record in creating learning opportunities (6 editions of I TAKE Unconference, 10 editions of OpenAgile Romania, one edition of Agile Lean Europe and a first innovative Product Leaders), and our 10 years experience of helping software development teams will make it an easy decision for you.

On 27 February 2018, join passionate C/C++ programmers for a new tradition in the European development space: CppEurope, first edition (for now 🙂 ).

Fishbowl conversation

Fishbowl Conversation

Nov 21, 2017

fishbowl conversation is a form of dialog that can be used when discussing topics within large groups. Fishbowl conversations are sometimes also used in participatory events such as unconferences. The advantage of fishbowl is that it allows the entire group to participate in a conversation. Several people can join the discussion.

How does it work?

Ask the Speakers

Feb 18, 2020

Ask the speakers is a concept meant to break the barriers of classical learning sessions. It’s a moment when participants can have a direct conversation with the speakers of their choice, asking the questions they have, without the pressure of speaking up in front of the whole audience.

What’s in it for me?

Sep 22, 2017

Our goal, as always when offering learning and growth opportunities, is to create a great learning environment for you. You should expect an intense day, featuring:

  • Practical talks from well known experts in C/C++
  • Talks from local C/C++ practitioners who share their own experiences. Maybe even yourself?
  • A dynamic panel discussion (fishbowl format) that will allow a free exchange of opinions inside the group
  • And, let’s not forget, a time for networking where you can share experience with your peers.

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