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Thursday, September 19 • 12:30 - 13:30
On Writing a C++ Book: The Story of "C++ Crash Course"

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In this talk, I discuss writing my forthcoming book, C++ Crash Course. This talk will be useful to two audiences: (a) to the book’s target readership, and (b) to those interested in writing a book of their own.

For the book’s target readership, I’ll discuss why I wrote it, what it’s about, and why its approach is different from existing C++ books. I’ll discuss the chapter layout and how it supports the book’s brick-by-brick pedagogical approach. 

For those interested in writing a book of their own, I’ll give my reflections on what kinds of motivations are likely to sustain you through the harrowing book-writing process. I’ll discuss the technical nonfiction publisher business model, submitting a book proposal, and negotiating a contract. 

Finally—assuming I have hard copies in hand by the beginning of CppCon—I’ll be giving away some books to a few lucky attendees. I will follow up the talk with a book signing as well.

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Josh Lospinoso

Chief Research Officer, Shift5
I wrote C++ Crash Course. In my day job, I protect planes, trains, and tanks from cyberattack.

Thursday September 19, 2019 12:30 - 13:30 MDT
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