Going Native seems to be a Microsoft conference unselfishly devoted to C++11.
The schedule is now out and it looks good.
While other language biased programmers in the Microsoft world might be depressed about the long term future of their chosen technology C++ programmers are on the up. Going Native - the name says it all - may only be a two day conference but it promises to be a lively one.
As the announcement of the schedule says:
When's the last time Microsoft threw a C++ party - and in our house?
Yes it really is C++ renaissance time at Microsoft. They may not have said if there will be a Build or a Mix this year let alone when they might be but the C++ conference is progressing nicely. Going Native 2012 is described as "a 48 hour technical event" that will be held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond on February 2-3. If you do want to attend in person it will cost you $112 and you get to go to the end of conference dinner. The event is to be streamed on demand on Channel 9 for the unlucky programmers who don't get to the party or dinner for that matter.
It claims that the:
The primary technical focus will be on C++11, the latest version of ISO C++.
and if you look at the schedule it does seem not to be focused on specifically Microsoft technologies. For example there isn't a session on WinRT nor on the new runtime object technology based on COM.
Day one is titled C++11 Today and it kicks off withBjarne Stroustrup: C++11 Style and then gets deeper as the day goes on:
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