Next BeCPP UG Meeting Planned For March 30th, 2020

March 10, 2020 Marc Gregoire Events

This event is cancelled in light of the current state of the Covid-19 outbreak.
We will try to get our two international speakers, Greg and DeWang, back to Belgium at a future event.

The next meeting of the Belgian C++ Users Group is planned for Monday March 30th, 2020 at 18:00 at KU Leuven Department of Computer Science. The welcoming and reception takes place at Foyer Computerwetenschappen (room 00.191), while the sessions will take place in Auditorium Erik Duval (room 00.225)

Dekimo ( https://www.dekimo.com/ ) and KU Leuven Department of Computer Science ( https://wms.cs.kuleuven.be/cs/english ) are sponsoring this event by providing the location, drinks and catering.

Dekimo Logo      KU LeuvenLogo

This time we have two international speakers:

The agenda is as follows:

  • 18:00: Reception with food.
  • 18:30: Session 1: Amazing tricks with the GDB debugger (Greg Law)
    If you’re writing C++ for anything other than Windows, chances are that you occasionally break out GDB. This session presents some of the lesser known features of GDB that can change the way you debug. GDB has come a long way in the last few years and now does so much more than break, print, step and continue. Reversible debugging; Non-Stop Mode; Multi-process Debugging; and Dynamic Printf are but some of its best features, and its built-in Python scripting is particularly powerful. Join Undo co-founder and CEO, Greg Law, as he takes you through a series of demos to show some amazing tricks with GDB and some of its powerful new (and not-so-new) features that you may not have heard of.
  • 19:15: Session 2: Static analysis and Coverity (DeWang Li)
    The C/C++ code you create plays such a pivotal role on our planet, and as such, companies are investing heavily into ensuring they are safe and robust. One of the disciplines they invest in to ensure that is static analysis. DeWang will explain the fundamentals of static analysis, and using his favorite product, Coverity, demonstrate some of its capabilities. He will share stories from working with some of the top Silicon Valley companies and how they apply Coverity.
  • 19:55: Break
  • 20:10: Session 3: Interactive discussion on pointers (Lieven de Cock)
    Let’s have an exchange of thoughts on the topic of pointers: raw pointers, smart pointers, std/boost::optional and std::reference_wrapper.
    How to express intent and how to avoid checking things that might not be needed to check?
    We will present some use cases to get the discussion going. This is an interactive session, so start thinking about questions or opinions you might have.
  • 20:50: Introduction to Dekimo, and KU Leuven Department of Computer Science, followed by a drink.

C++17 Standard Library Quick Reference
We will give away a copy of C++17 Standard Library Quick Reference.

The event is free for everyone, but you need to register for it.

There are 100 seats available for this event.

Note: The deadline for registrations is March 26th, 2020!


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