It’s easy to see the economy is hurting; everything here at SD West 2009 is unusually quiet. However, last the Boost and C++0x birds-of-a-feather session we held last night was standing-room-only. I don’t know what to make of this, other than that people think this stuff really matters.
Update: by Friday, people were looking a little burnt, but the attendance and enthusiasm were high in my sessions throughout the week. Thursday’s talk on the C++0x support for Generic Programming (Concepts) was another standing-room-only presentation.