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ACCU 2023

Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd April 2023
Pre-Conference Workshops – Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th April 2023
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre

ACCU 2023

Welcome

ACCU 2023

Welcome

The ACCU Conference is the annual conference of the ACCU membership club, but open to any and all who wish to attend. The ACCU Conference has a history founded in studying and evolving C and C++ and many of its members continue to have active roles in the C and C++ standards bodies. The ACCU Conference has always had C and C++ at its core, but has, from the outset, always been about programming languages, programming tools, techniques, and programming processes. The ACCU Conference is a conference by programmers for programmers about programming. Many ACCU delegates, and ACCU members are software developers and programmers working as employees in organisations, many are consultants and contractors, all are in the vanguard of thinking about programming, software development, and how to do it better. The ACCU conference is rightly proud of the ACCU banner “professionalism in programming”. Along with its C and C++ core content, the ACCU Conference always has sessions relating to languages such as C#, D, F#, Go, Haskell, Java, Kotlin, Lisp, Python, Ruby, Rust, and Swift. Also, there are always sessions on TDD, BDD, and how to do programming right. It isn’t just about the programming languages; it is also about the tools and techniques of programming.

The core of the ACCU Conference is about developers who want to share their experience in the form of presentation and interactive workshops with other developers. We plan currently to have a hybrid conference in 2023. That means that there will be an onsite event in Bristol and the majority of sessions will be streamed. We continue to offer this format because we understand that not everybody is able to travel.

The ACCU Conference is about interaction as much as it is about presentation: conferences are for conferring. Conference attendees interact with each other and with the exhibitors and sponsors. The attendees want to hear about the latest and greatest things from each other and from organisations with something to offer. ACCU attendees form opinions and spread them around. The term “thought leader” remains one used by some organisations to essentially brag about how they try to influence other people’s opinions. ACCU members absorb data and information, make up their own minds, and then actually influence others in a professional way, they are the real thought leaders of software development: being an exhibitor or sponsor of ACCU Conference is the way of interacting with the people who will influence decision making.

We look forward to welcoming you at ACCU 2023!

ACCU 2023

Conference Highlights

ACCU 2023

Conference Highlights

Check out our ACCU 2019 promotional video

ACCU 2023

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

ACCU 2023

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dave Abrahams

Dave Abrahams is a founding contributor of the Boost C++ Libraries project and the founder of the first annual C++ conference, BoostCon/C++Now. He is a contributor to the C++ standard, and was a principal designer of the Swift programming language. He recently spent seven years at Apple, culminating in the creation of the declarative SwiftUI framework, worked at Google on the Swift for TensorFlow project and, briefly, on the Carbon language, and is now a principal scientist at Adobe’s Software Technology Lab, where he is trying to fix programming.

Stephanie Brenham

3D Team Lead Programmer – Ubisoft Toronto

Stephanie Brenham is a 3D Team Lead Programmer at Ubisoft Toronto. She most recently worked on Far Cry 6, which was the winner of the 2021 Navgtr award for Outstanding Graphics. In her role, she is responsible for the visual fidelity and performance of the graphic systems in games. Prior to joining Ubisoft Toronto, Stephanie spent six years at Autodesk and brought programming leadership to Maya, an Academy Award-winning software application used in movies like The Matrix, Monster’s Inc., and Avatar to name a few.

Stephanie is passionate about the importance of high-quality code and helping programmers write it, as demonstrated at GDC 2022 in her talk on hybrid ray traced reflections. In 2021, she was named to the Game Awards Future Class, which recognizes the inspiring individuals who represent the bright, bold, and inclusive future of video games.

Björn Fahller

Björn Fahller is a senior developer at Net Insight, where he is currently coordinating the technical work of teams developing electronics, FPGA, embedded software, distributed control systems and web applications. He is keen on improving the skills of the teams he works in, by learning, and by sharing knowledge. Björn has worked full time with software development since 1994, mostly for networking products, and primarily in C++. He has also created the popular open source C++ libraries, Trompeloeil for mocking, and strong_type for type safety.

Gail Ollis

Gail was a commercial software developer for two decades. She has been presenting at tech conferences since 2007 and sharing knowledge soon became part of the day job in an accidental second career. Eventually she became so obsessed with the human aspects of the job that she took a psychology degree to investigate further. It provided some answers but also more questions, which she researched for her PhD in psychology of software development.

Gail’s research created the opportunity for applying her interdisciplinary outlook to cyber security for software developers as a researcher at the University of Portsmouth, where she now teaches problem solving and software engineering. She also teaches at the Open University and as an online private tutor, and is loving her “portfolio career”.

ACCU 2023

Why should you join us?

ACCU 2023

Why should you join us?

•   Tracks Over 4 Days & 70+ Speakers!

•   Alongside the Marriott, we will also have a ‘Virtual Venue’ – where digital delegates can hang out, chat & interact with other attendees between talk sessions

•   Live, Interactive Talk Sessions – 70+ Live Talk Sessions with Live Chat, Q&A and Polling features

•   Lightning Talks – 5 minute, informal talks, held at the end of each day

•   Conference Dinner – For those attending physically there is the option to purchase a ticket to the Conference Dinner on Friday 21st April

•   Access To Past Sessions – Watch recordings of the live sessions immediately after they finish – watch in your own time.

•   Discord Server – Join our dedicated Discord server for instant technical support or to chat with other attendees through facilitated channels

The ACCU Conference is a fully inclusive community, therefore we would like to kindly draw your attention to the ACCU Conference Code of Conduct. Any breaches will be investigated, so please respect the code of conduct at all times.

Please click here to view the details in full.

ACCU 2023

Call for Papers

ACCU 2023

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the ACCU 2023 Conference is open!

We invite you to propose a session for this leading software development conference.

We have a long tradition of high quality sessions covering many aspects of software development, from programming languages (e.g., C, C++, C#, D, Clojure, Erlang, Groovy, Haskell, Java, Javascript, Python, Ruby, etc.), and technologies (libraries, frameworks, databases, etc.) to subjects about the wider development environment such as testing, architecture and design, development process, analysis, patterns, project management, and softer aspects such as team building, communication and leadership. See the 2022 schedule.

Sessions are usually tutorial-based, presentations of case studies, or interactive workshops, but we are always open to novel formats.

Pre-conference workshops are all day and may be one or two days long. Main conference sessions are 90 or 180 minutes. Again we have short sessions with 20 min.

Proposals about specific products and technologies will be taken under consideration only if they are open source and available for free (at least for non-commercial use). If you are interested in talking about a proprietary technology, there is the possibility of “sponsored sessions” which are presented outside the standard conference schedule. Please, email conference@accu.org for more information.

The details about financial assistance will be published later.

Please sign up and enter your proposals at Call for Papers

The conference has always benefited from the strength of its programme. Please help us make 2023 another successful event!

Thank you!

ACCU Programme Committee

ACCU 2023

Conference Programme

ACCU 2023

Conference Programme

The ACCU 2023 conference programme will be announced in due course.

ACCU 2023

Pre-Conference Workshops

ACCU 2023

Pre-Conference Workshops

The ACCU 2023 conference programme will be announced in due course.

Registration

More details coming soon.

ACCU 2023

Venue & Accommodation

ACCU 2023

Venue & Accommodation

Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market
Bristol, BS1 3AD
United Kingdom
Tel: 0117 929 4281

ACCU 2022 will once again be taking place at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel. Located in the city centre, close to shopping centres, main attractions and key transportation hubs the Bristol Marriott is renowned as one of the largest conference centres in South-West England.

For directions to the venue please click here.

ACCU 2023

Accommodation

ACCU 2023

Accommodation

More details coming soon.

Conference Chair
Felix Petriconi

Conference Programme Committee
Anastasia Kazakova
CB Bailey
Francis Glassborow
Gail Ollis
Guy Davidson
Roger Orr
Timur Doumler

Please contact the Secretariat:

ACCU 2023 Conference Secretariat

c/o Mosaic Events
Tower House
Mill Lane
Askham Bryan
York
YO23 3FS

Tel:

+44 (0) 1904 702165