C++ on Sea is an international C++ conference (usually) taking place by the sea, in the UK. Our current venue is in Folkestone, near the entrance to the channel tunnel. However, due to the Coronavirus epidemic, this year the conference will take place online.
For 2020 our keynote speakers will be Walter E. Brown, Nicolai Josuttis and Herb Sutter.
With less than two weeks to go before the conference (in fact only one week before the first workshop), we have some big announcements!
New Keynote speaker
First, to complete our new keynote lineup (after losing some in the COVID-19 shuffle), we're please to announce that Nicolai Josuttis will be joining Walter Brown and Herb Sutter!
We've also now published the full schedule, although do bear in mind that there may be some final adjustments before the event - so do check back.
You'll notice that we start a bit later in the day, a nod to some who are attending or speaking from timezones further to the west. Wednesday (the first day), in particular, starts later then the other days. We also have lightning talks on Thursday evening. And we even have a live music session on Friday just before Herb's keynote!
But where will all this content be available? And how will people interact with speakers and other attendees - often a major part of the conference experience (for some, the highlight!)?
After evaluating many options, including building our own solution (from component parts), we have settled on a fairly new system called Remo. What we love about Remo is that it's the closest thing we've found to recreating the experience of being at a physical event. In between presentations (or even during if you're in another room) you can engage in face-to-face video chats with groups of others (chats are grouped around a "table" concept, and you can easily move table). When a presentation starts in the room you are in the video is fully taken over by the presentation stream. But you can still interact with others in the room via text chat (either the whole room, or just your table). You can also ask questions via a dedicated Q&A interface (so the presenter can respond when they are able), and even up-vote other's questions.
We've experimented with Remo in several different groups, including a recent C++ London event, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. So we're really excited to run the whole conference on it.
If you're a registered attendee we'll be importing your email address into Remo just before the event to automatically give you access. It works with all major browsers (although on Safari you can only use the system default mic and camera) and all major desktop platforms.
If you're not a registered attendee, now's the time to get your tickets! All this world class content, and a "real-conference" experience - with no travel time, travel and accomodation costs, and significantly reduced ticket prices - this is an opportunity not to be missed.