Registration for ACCU 2019 Opens

Apologies to all for failing to keep the conference news updated over the last few weeks.

The call for proposals is now closed. The programme committee did lots of reviewing and deciding and planning. We are thus at the stage of getting the draft schedule in place. This is a work in progress for the moment. More news soon.

The important news of the moment is that the registration website is now up and running, and you can register for ACCU 2019. Indeed we already have some people registered.

If you fancy joining the early bird registerers, nip over to and sign up.

ACCU 2019 Call for Proposals is Open

The ACCU 2019 Call for Proposals is now open. It will close 2018-10-26T23:59+01:00.

For further details on ACCU the organisation go to and for further details on ACCU the conference go to

Submission of proposals is by logging in and entering data into the submission Web application at

ACCU has a lot of C++ content, but it has much more: Python, C#, Go, Rust, Java, Kotlin, Lisp, Groovy, JRuby get a look in as programming languages. Also the tools, techniques, and processes of programming are things people present sessions on: ACCU is about anything and everything to do with programming. Main conference sessions are 90 minutes long and are one of:

  • 60 minute presentation with 30 minutes questions and answers[1].

  • a workshop[2].

Sometimes we have 180 minute workshops, i.e. double session ones, because 90 minute is sometimes just not enough!

Lead presenters of main conference sessions are eligible for a "presenter deal" so as to be able to attend the conference even if they cannot get funding for expenses via another route.

We also have "quickies" which are 20 minute sessions, 15 minute presentation and 5 minutes questions and answers. Currently we are not able to provide any form of "presenter deal" for these sessions, but we are looking for sponsors that might enable us to do something for these presenters.

ACCU puts on full day pre-conference workshops/tutorials, i.e. 6 hours with breaks. There is a pre-conference workshop package" for lead presenters of these that includes an honorarium as well as expenses. We are looking for introductory sessions as well as deep dive sessions so as to get wide appeal: Rust for C++ programmers, C++ for people who do not already know it,as well as C++17 and beyond, or using Rust for Python extensions,are just a few of the sorts of thing that would get well received.

The ACCU Programme Committee members review all the proposals submitted and score them. They will from this year also provide "comments to proposers" as well as "comments to the committee". "Comments to the proposers" will be sent to the proposers as a matter of course. Having reviewed all the proposals the committee then meets to select and schedule the selected sessions. This is not an easy task, but it gets done despite this.

1. Some people choose to structure this as 90 minutes of interactive presentation instead of 60 minutes presentation and 30 minutes Q&A, and that is fine – the point is to have interaction and dialogue. A 90 minutes one-way presentation without interaction is not really what we want.
2. A workshop is all about people doing things.

The Call For Proposals is Close

A final reminder: the call for proposals for ACCU 2019 opens next week 2018-10-05 and is open for three weeks till 2018-10-26.

ACCU is a conference about programming. Given the history of the ACCU organisation, there is a lot of C++, and some C, oriented content. However we have Python, Rust, Go, Java, Kotlin, Groovy, Lisp, Ruby indeed any programming language oriented content. Also tools and techniques of programming content: TDD, BDD, Git, Mercurial, CMake, Meson, SCons, concurrency, parallelism, continuous integration, continuous delivery, creating software-based startups, the list isn’t endless but it is big and it is flexible. Any and all content to do with programming is acceptable.

The conference content is entirely created from the submitted proposals. Except for the keynotes. This year we have:

  • Angela Sasse

  • Kate Gregory

  • Paul Grenyer

  • Herb Sutter

as our keynote speakers.

As ever lead presenters of main conference sessions will get a "conference deal".

For further details on ACCU the organisation go to and for further details on ACCU the conference go to

Submission of proposals will be by logging in and entering data into the submission Web application, which when the call is open will be at