Strong opinions, (bi-)weekly held - with great guests from the C++ community

Each fortnight, or thereabouts, we chat with guests from the C++ community about what they're doing, what interests them, and what's going on in the world of C++.

With your hosts:

Jon Kalb, an independent C++ trainer who also runs CppCon and C++ Now
Phil Nash, Developer Advocate for C++ at SonarSource and also runs C++ on Sea and the C++ London user group

Please send questions to We're also on Twitter as @cppchat

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This week we chat with Harald Achitz about a new ISO mirror in Sweden, the C++ community - in Sweden, and worldwide - and other topics (which may or may not include Cobol)

We explore the underbelly of getting involved with standards work - not just the C++ one, as well as community building, language evolution and static analysis.

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Recorded: 7 February 2022
Released: 11 February 2022
1 hr 47 secs

A YouTube stream archive of this recording is also available:

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