🍿 Movie Night

Walter E Brown

⏱ 2 and a bit hours
20:00-22:30, Wednesday, 3rd July 2024

Using video excerpts and short movies, we'll go on an entertaining journey exploring and celebrating the programming profession, allowing us to reflect on where we’ve come from, and what it is that makes our profession great. Bring your own popcorn!

Walter E Brown

With broad experience in industry, academia, consulting, and research, Dr. Walter E. Brown has been a computer programmer for over 60 years, and a C++ programmer for nearly 45 of those years.

He joined the C++ standards effort in 2000, and has since written circa 175 proposal papers. Among numerous other contributions, he is responsible for introducing such now-standard C++ library features as cbegin/cend, common_type, gcd/lcm, void_t, and <cmath>'s mathematical special functions, as well as the headers <random> and <ratio>. He has also significantly impacted such C++ core language features as alias templates, contextual conversions, variable templates, static_assert, and operator<=> (the C++20 "spaceship operator").

When not playing with his grandchildren, Dr. Brown continues as an Emeritus participant in the C++ standards process and as a frequent speaker at C++ conferences and meetups worldwide.

Attendees and video viewers have described his many conference presentations with such accolades as:

  • "Fantastic speaker"
  • "Awesome!"
  • "Impressive. Thank you"
  • "As usual very clear presentation. Content is great, slides have the right level of complexity."
  • "I think Walter E. Brown is the teacher I never had."
  • "For a moment I was like I know these issues but thankfully I ignored that thought."