It's just been a couple of days since the end of the ISO C++ Committee meeting held at Kona, Big Island, Hawai'i. I have quite a numer of experiences with so many people from different parts of the world who have been using and influencing the direction of the C++ programming language for a long time already. Meeting some of my heroes is definitely a memorable experience -- and it happening in Hawai'i the first time I've ever gone there makes it doubly unforgettable.
Going there I never thought I would have a chance to have an informal meeting with the creator of C++ (Bjarne Stroustrup) and even share some surreal experiences with him and a few other members of the C++ committee. It involved belly dancers and the beer that never came -- like someone in the group said, it was a surreal experience.
I can't possibly write about every detail but I can share a few things I picked up:
- Kona is awesome.
- C++ is alive, well, and growing.
- There are exciting things coming down the pike for C++.
What you see in this picture, and how it makes you feel, is exactly what describes how it all went for me. Definitely looking forward to that feeling again soon.
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