C++ on Sea is an international C++ conference taking place by the sea, in the UK. Our current venue is in Folkestone, near the entrance to the channel tunnel.

For 2020 our keynote speakers will be Hana Dusíková, Walter Brown and Sean Parent.

Announcing: Workshop speakers for 2020

17th January 2020 at 17:06

We will, once again, be holding a full day of workshop classes - although this year it will be before the main conference.

We have only four slots for workshops but had several multiples more than that in submissions, so it was a really hard job to make a final selection. However we believe we have a well balanced selection that should have something to appeal to everyone!

We'll add a proper schedule, with descriptions, soon, but for now the workshop speakers and titles are:

Nicolai Josuttis "Move Semantics - The Complete Guide"
Clare Macrae & Llewellyn Falco "Testing Legacy Code effectively with Approval Tests"
Klaus Iglberger "Modern C++ Design Patterns"
Rainer Grimm "Concurrency with modern C++"

We've now added separate tickets for each of these workshops, so you can sign up for them now. If you already bought the generic "one day workshop" (which we've now retired), we'll be in touch to get you transferred to one of these more specific tickets types.

The main conference speakers are almost selected. Notifications should go out within the next week and an announcement will be made shortly after that.

We are pleased to be supported by our Platinum Sponsors:
We are pleased to be supported by our Gold Sponsors:
We welcome and encourage people from all parts of the community - very much including those that identify as minorities (which, relative to our community includes women), and commit to supporting you in any way we can. C++ on Sea abides by the Berlin Code of Conduct.

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C++ on Sea is hosted in Folkestone in Kent, UK. This historic seaside town is also home to the channel tunnel and, as such, has excellent links to the rest of europe. It's also very accessible from London with the UK's (currently) only high speed link, the HS1. For more comprehensive travel information, see the page, Getting to C++ on Sea

The conference will be held in Leas Cliff Hall. This working theater also has a dedicated conference suite. Built into the cliffs, and with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the sea on three sides, the views are spectacular!

The venue is about a 15 minute walk from Folkestone Central station, or ten minutes walk to the bustling town centre. As well as the modern town the old quarter, home to art galleries, curio shops and bohemian cafes and restaurants, extends down to the picturesque harbour.

Although the venue is split across three floors, connected via staircases, it is also fully accessible via elevator.

A selection of our Community Sponsors: