We had another great turnout for this meetup with some new faces. As is customary I usually give a round up which companies were represented at the meetup, so here goes... we had people from TP ICAP, CME, Clearpool, Citi, AnyVision, Stryker, Johnson Controls, Calnex, and Fidessa. As usual, if I missed any company just let me know in the comments and I'll update the list.
So what was covered at the meetup?
At the start of the evening I gave an overview of the proposed Belfast C++ Landscape initiative. In a nutshell the idea is to collate a view of which companies have C++ developers, where they are, what they do, are they hiring, what toolchains are used, and so on. The hope is that it helps to inform members of the meetup and companies who support the community of what is out there.
The main focus of the conversation on this topic was which questions make sense, what information are we trying to capture? In the slides below you can review these and if you think there is anything missing get in touch.
The plan is to pull together an electronic form based survey to capture this information anonymously so that it can be collated, analysed and shared with the meetup group. We'll aim to devote a whole meetup to that conversation, most likely at the end of the year (or start of next year).
Lastly then I spent a few minutes recapping the schedule for ACCU Autumn. If you haven't registered yet please do!
Next up we had a talk from our own Paul McCanny who currently works at Stryker (which some of you may know previously as Heartsine). Paul does a lot of work in the embedded space and gave us a really interesting talk on the use of circular buffers in his line of work. His slides can be seen here:
During the talk the subject of a standard version of a circular buffer came up, as well as the presence of a circular buffer in the Boost libraries. For reference I'm including links to both:
Last, but not least, we had Neil Horlock give his talk about Jupyter and using it with C++ via Xeus-cling, a variation of the talk he gave at the ACCU conference earlier this year.
Slides to follow...