Welcome to the Northwest C++ Users’ Group

The Northwest C++ Users’ Group (NWCPP) is a group of professional developers and hobbyists living and working in the Pacific Northwest who meet monthly to discuss trends, techniques, and technology regarding the C++ language and industry. The group meetings and resources are free, and anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.

We are interested in C++, C, the D language, concurrency, scalability, performance, Boost, software engineering, design patterns, debugging, compilers, tools, functional programming, software architecture, machine architecture, DSLs, embedded software, test-driven development, cross-platform development, distributed programming, and more.


Our meetings are held at the main Microsoft campus, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, in the Steptoe Room, Cafeteria 40, at the corner of NE 31st and 156th Ave NE. Usually, we meet at 7pm on the third Wednesday of the month. You may need to knock on the window so that we can let you into the building.

Disclaimer: NWCPP is not associated with Microsoft—although we take advantage of their generosity in providing the venue (since 2006) and occasional speakers.

Past speakers at our meetings include Andrei Alexandrescu, Walter Bright, Bruce Eckel, Stan Lippman, Steve McConnell, Scott Meyers, Bartosz Milewski, Eric Niebler, Jeffrey Richter, Bobby Schmidt, Alan Shalloway, Herb Sutter, and Steve Yegge.

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