July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Jon Kalb

Jon Kalb
Software Engineer, A9.com


Jon Kalb has been programming in C++ for over 20 years. He is currently doing this for Amazon’s A9.com. He has written C++ for Amazon, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, Yahoo!, and a number of companies you’ve never heard of. Jon has taught C++ at the graduate school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He chairs CppCon, C++ Now, and the Boost Steering Committee.


1:40pm–2:20pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Scale D137/138
Jon Kalb (A9.com)
C++ is hot again. Find out why. This talk will cover why engineers looking for performance choose C++, and where C++ fits in a world in which solutions are increasingly created using different languages for different components. You will get a historical perspective of C++, focusing on what's going on in the C++ community right now and where the language and its user base is heading. Read more.