C++ on Sea is an international C++ conference that first took place in Folkestone, Kent, UK on 4th-6th February 2019.

We had keynotes from Kate Gregory and Matt Godbolt joined, over two days, by 25 other speakers giving 60 and 90 minute sessions, as well as a day of workshops.

We are pleased to have been supported by our Gold Sponsors:

Two days of great speakers

For the main conference days we had a diverse selection of well-known international speakers, along with some newer voices.

The first day was a three track event, the second had four tracks. We also had an addition plenary session, lightning talks and a "Meet The Speakers" gala dinner. See the schedule for full details.

One day of workshops

The day after the main conference was dedicated to workshop-based training. Experienced trainers offered material for all abilities. This was a more classroom-like environment where you were expected to follow along on your own laptop.

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: