Next month's C++ and Beyond is nearly sold out; there are only 10 spots left. Registration runs until the end of the month, but only if we don't sell out first, which seems likely. If you've been thinking about registering for three highly technical days with Herb Sutter, Andrei Alexandrescu, me, and about 100 of the most experienced and insightful C++ developers on the planet (registrations have already come in from three continents), I encourage you to do it while you still can.
I'm especially looking forward to hearing Herb talk about taking advantage of GPUs' computational capabilities in general-purpose programs, and I suspect that Andrei's talk on Big Data will reflect the fact that he and his colleagues have hallway conversations that include offhand comments like, "it's taking too long to create a hash table with four billion elements." In the meantime, I'm working on the materials for my talk on the C++0x memory model, and my research is showing that, pretty much as expected, there are some interesting subtlties very much worth exploring. And that's only a third of the technical program!
I'm also looking forward to hanging out and talking with those ~100 experienced and insightful developers, because they -- you -- collectively comprise a gold mine of information. Plus they -- you -- work on really interesting problems. And you're all just so darn nice, too.
I hope to see you in Banff next month!