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Alfred Bratterud

Alfred Bratterud

Alfred has been doing research towards IncludeOS since 2013, and got a PhD scholarship based on the early work in 2014. The IEEE CloudCom paper introducing the IncludeOS prototype was published in 2015 and he spun out a startup around IncludeOS in 2016, in collaboration with Oslo and Akershus university college (the largest institution for engineering education in Norway). He’s currently focusing 100% on developing IncludeOS from research experiment to a production ready platform for cloud services.

Alfred holds BSc and MSc in computer science, with focus on logic and computability, from the university of Oslo. He has 10+ years of industrial programming experience, mostly in web services. He’s been working at Oslo university college since 2011, teaching various subjects ranging from operating systems, sysadmin and firewalls to web development. He started learning C++ when he took over a C++ course at the college in 2011. A very good year to start C++.

Anastasia Kazakova

Anastasia Kazakova

A C/C++ fan since university, Anastasia has been creating real-time *nix-based systems and pushing them to production for 8 years. She has a passion for networking algorithms (especially congestion problems and network management protocols) and embedded programming, and believes in good tooling. Now she is a part of the JetBrains team working as a Product Marketing Manager for CLion, a cross-platform C/C++ IDE.

Anders Knatten

Anders Knatten

Anders is here as the author of cppquiz.org. He’s been working as a programmer since 2001, in fields ranging from multiphase flow simulations to web development. He’s been doing everything from working on compilers to being CTO, and has been using a wide variety of languages. C++ is closest to his heart, but he’s been doing other things for the last five years. He’s very happy to be back as a C++ developer from October 1, in his new job at Zivid Labs. Anders is also a father of two, and in his spare time he’s the producer and frontman of the futurepop band Modulo One.

Andreas Fertig

Andreas Fertig

Andreas Fertig holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Since 2010 he has been a software developer and architect for Philips Medical Systems focusing on embedded systems. He has a profound practical and theoretical knowledge of C++ at various operating systems.

He works freelance as a lecturer and trainer. Besides this he develops macOS applications and is the creator of cppinsights.io.

Andrei Alexandrescu

Andrei Alexandrescu

Andrei Alexandrescu coined the colloquial term “modern C++” (adapted from his award-winning book Modern C++ Design), used today to describe a collection of important C++ styles and idioms. He is also the coauthor of C++ Coding Standards and the author of The D Programming Language book. With Walter Bright, Andrei co-designed many important features of D and authored a large part of D’s standard library. His research on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing and a five-year tenure as Research Scientist at Facebook complete a broad spectrum of expertise. Andrei holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from University “Politehnica” Bucharest. He currently works on the D Language Foundation.

Andrew Pardoe

Andrew Pardoe

Andrew started working at Microsoft in 2002. He worked for the C++ team for exactly five years, first on testing the Itanium optimizer and then on the Phoenix compiler platform. He left in 2007 to become a PM on the CLR team (the C# runtime). Andrew left that job about two years ago and through the magic of corporate reorgs ended up as the C++ compiler PM.

In his role at Microsoft Andrew pays attention to pretty much everything without a GUI: the compiler front end/parser, code analysis, and a little bit to the optimizer. He also owns the tools acquisition story—such as the VC++ Build Tools SKU and updating to latest daily drops through NuGet—and Clang/C2. The Clang/C2 work is what ties Andrew into the Islandwood team, and the code analysis work focuses mostly on the C++ Core Guidelines checkers.