26 - 27 Oct '17 Christchurch, NZ

Sharing knowledge and building a network of great C++ developers in the Asia-Pacific region.

C++ meets Asia Pacific

A two day conference for C++ professionals and enthusiasts.

As an attendee, along with networking opportunities, you will be learning from a number of talks which fit into the following categories:

Code of Conduct

Pacific++ is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion or political affiliation.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  •   Offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion or political affiliation
  •   Displaying sexual images
  •   Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  •   Unwanted photography or recording
  •   Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  •   Inappropriate physical contact
  •   Unwelcome sexual attention

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for Pacific++.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the conference with no refund. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you can either:

All reports and concerns are kept confidential.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

License and Attribution

This is version 1.0 of the Pacific++ Code of Conduct. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. It is a derivative of the C++ Code of Conduct, which is itself a derivative of the PyCon Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism wiki.








Meet our speakers scheduled to appear

Chandler Carruth


Google - United States

Chandler Carruth leads the LLVM and C++ teams at Google, building better compilers, libraries, tools, and more. He is an active contributor to the LLVM open source project, and sits on the board of directors for both the LLVM Foundation and the Standard C++ Foundation. Previously at Google, he worked on several pieces of Google’s distributed build system and helped maintain a few core C++ libraries within Google’s codebase. He received his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Wake Forest University, but disavows all knowledge of the contents of his Master’s thesis. He is regularly found drinking Cherry Coke Zero in the daytime and pontificating over a single malt scotch in the evening.

Jason Turner


CppCast - United States

Jason is a independent C++ developer, trainer and speaker; host of C++Weekly, a weekly video tutorial on C++ ; co-host of CppCast, the only podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers; co-creator and maintainer of the embedded scripting language for C++ ChaiScript, an easy to use embedded scripting language for C++; and author and curator of the forkable coding standards document cppbestpractices.com. He has also published two C++ video series with O'Reilly Media. While in New Zealand he's hoping for some suggestions for which local micro-brewery beers to try and wondering if his four-legged coworker will be getting enough running time without him.

Toby Allsopp


WhereScape Software - New Zealand

Toby is the organiser of the Auckland C++ Meetup. He is a Senior Software Engineer at WhereScape Software in Auckland and has previously held titles including Software Architect and Team Lead. He has been using C++ both professionally and recreationally for 20 years or so and remains undeterred. When not programming, Toby enjoys skiing and watching cricket.

Matt Bentley


New Zealand

Matt Bentley was born in 1978 and never quite recovered from the experience. He started programming in '86, completing a BSc Computer Science in '99, spent three years working for a legal publishing firm, quit and got sick, built a music studio, recovered, started programming again and stumbled across some generalized solutions to some old problems. He is the author of the 'colony' container type, the jump-counting skipfield pattern and an active member of the SG14 study group. His work can be found at plflib.org. He types on a 1993 IBM Model M; the only keyboard which can double as a self-defence weapon.

Dean Michael Berris


Google - Australia

Dean is a Software Engineer at Google, working on performance debugging tools and occasionally also working on debugging the performance and efficiency of some internal systems. His current projects include LLVM XRay and The C++ Network Library

Christian Blume



Christian is a software engineer at Serato, one of the big names in the DJ and music industry. He originally comes from a science background and really got into C++ during his master's where he worked on a physics simulation about the traversal of elementary particles through gaseous mediums. Christian then moved on to receive his PhD in geoscience where he predicted atmospheric patterns using machine learning. After a few years of working for a company in predictive analytics, he got into real-time audio processing for the energy sector which now helps him solve problems at Serato. Christian is the author of a few open-source projects on Github and Sourceforge. When he is not transforming coffee into code you can find him hiking and enjoying New Zealand's beautiful scenery.

Carl Cook



Carl's interest is in low latency/high frequency proprietary trading systems, which has seen him work in Australia, The UK and The Netherlands. In terms of coding and engineering, he considers himself brutally pragmatic. Carl is also an active member of the SG14 study group, making sure that requirements from the automated trading industry are represented as C++ evolves. He has a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. from the University of Canterbury, graduating in 2006. Carl likes to drink Belgium beer and ski, sometimes concurrently.

Tom Isaacson



Known in Taiwan as "The Tom", he has spent most of his career in embedded development making machines that go ping in areas as diverse as TV broadcast equipment, automotive computers, in-car navigation devices, production software and marine electronics.

Nick Sarten


Trimble - New Zealand

Nick is a software engineer from the embedded software team at Trimble's Auckland office working on dynamic weighing systems for heavy machinery such as wheel loaders and excavators. He has previously worked in a wide range of roles and sectors within the software industry and is passionate about both performance and usability. Nick recently completed study towards an M.E. in Computer Systems Engineering and welcomed a daughter into the world. When not working or fathering, he is most likely to be found tinkering, making or gaming.

Sarah Smith


Smithsoft Pty Ltd - Australia

Sarah Smith is a veteran mobile developer with 15 years in software starting in Trolltech in 2004, through time with Google in California, and a 4 year stint with Nokia working on 3D frameworks for Linux powered smartphones. Since 2012 she has run her own consulting & app development gig from Brisbane, Australia.

Sarah has spoken at numerous conferences and delivered C++ training and consulting. She is the solo developer of Plistinator, a cross-platform desktop app for working with PLIST data files. Currently she wears two hats heading up Smithsoft Games, which released award nominated iOS game 'Pandora's Books' in August 2016, and is CTO of ArtLife, which won the 2017 Creative Startup Weekend in Brisbane Australia.


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